Kuniyoshi - The Chinese hero Li ZhongKuniyoshi - The Chinese hero Li Zhong
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

The Chinese hero Li Zhong (Jap. Dakoshô Richû) in full panoply with a lance, in front of him kneels a bare-chested follower.

Title: Dakoshô Richû

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 25,8 cm

Very good impression and colours. Just a tiny bit creased. At corners partly worn or a little bit soiled. Weak horizontal centrefold. Throughout very good condition.

Robinson, The Warrior-Prints. S2.15. Klompmakers, Of brigands and bravery, No. 4.