Kuniyoshi - The Chinese hero Yang ZhiKuniyoshi - The Chinese hero Yang Zhi
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

The Chinese hero Yang Zhi (Jap. Seimenjû Yôshi) waves his sword over a rival on the floor, who laughed at his poverty.

Title: Seimenjû Yôshi

Series: Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyaku-hachi-nin no hitori (The hundred and eight heroes of the popular Suikoden, one by one)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Publisher: Kagaya Kichiemon (Seiseidô)

Censor: Kiwame

Date: ca. 1827-30

Size: Oban, 38,2 x 26 cm

Very good impression and colours. Originally mounted on a thin backing. At corners partly worn or a little bit soiled, just a few creases. Throughout very good condition.

Robinson, The Warrior-Prints. S2.57. Klompmakers, Of brigands and bravery, No. 8.
Fig. also in: Samurai, Bühnenstars und schöne Frauen. Japanische Farbholzschnitte von Kunisada und Kuniyoshi. Kat. Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, 2011, p 185, No. 155.

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