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1848 - KUNIYOSHI - Woodblock Print - SAMURAI - Courageous Generals

1848 - KUNIYOSHI - Woodblock Print - SAMURAI - Courageous Generals

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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 Nobushigehelmetless, 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 samurai warrior picture by Kuniyoshi from 1848.  Excellent colors and impressions!  Condition is fair+/decent with some wear and soiling, especially at the left edge/side of the picture.  No backing.  Please see and judge from photos.

Size of woodblock print picture:  25 cm x 37 cm (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!  Would look stunning framed and mounted!



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