1848 KUNIYOSHI Japanese Woodblock Print SAMURAI WARRIOR - Courageous Generals
Authentic original Edo Period Kuniyoshi Japanese Woodblock Print Picture
Artist: KUNIYOSHI UTAGAWA (1797-1861)
Date: Edo Period, 1848
Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagorô
Title of series: Stories of Courageous Generals of the Provinces of Echigo and Kai (Kôetsu yûshô den)
Warrior depicted: General Takeda Sama-no-suke Nobushige, helmetless, leaning on a sword, mortally wounded, enveloped in a cloud of battle-smoke with blue/grey face (suggesting he's already half-dead), while blood spills from his mouth.
Description: 100% Japanese genuine & authentic original ukiyoe warrior picture by Kuniyoshi from 1848. Very good colors and impressions. Condition is good with some minor wear and slight repairs on reverse. Please see and judge from photos.
Size of woodblock print picture: 25.3 cm x 36.7 (Oban size)
A classic samurai warrior picture by Kuniyoshi and one of the best from this series, illustrating that charismatic bravado, fight-to-the-death-at-all-costs temperament so beloved by warrior print connoisseurs!
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