Kuniyoshi - Taiheiki Eiyuden
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Saito Toshizo was lord of the castle of Ikuchiyama in the province of Tamba. He was a veteran counsellor of the Akechi family. In a fight against Hideyoshi he tried to scroll beyond the enemy's lines, but he was caught by Horio Mosuke (N° T37) and executed.
Title: Saito Kuranoshin Toshikazu. Saito Toshizo.
Series: Taiheiki Eiyuden, Heroic Stories
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seal: Mera-Murata
Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi
Date: 1848/49, Edo
Size: Ôban, 35,5 x 24,5 cm
Subject: Nobunagaki & Taikoki (Chronicle of Nobunaga and Taiko Hideyoshi)
Text: Ryukatei Tanekazu, 1807-1858
Condition: Perfect impression, good to very good colours. Originally mounted on very thin paper. Some of the woodblock prints are partly trimmed, some a little bit time-stained, otherwise very good condition.
Literature: Galerie am Haus der Kunst: Kuniyoshi - Taiheiki Eiyuden, Munich 1992, Nº 36; Robinson, B.W., Warrior-Prints, 1982, Nº 30.