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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Akechi Mitsuhide was a native of Mino. In early life he travelled a lot and got a comprehensive geographical knowledge of many provinces. Later on he served Nobunaga, who started an extensive land survey in 1580.

Mitsuhide and his relatives (Nº T31) started a treacherous rebellion against Nobunaga in 1582, to kill him at the Honnoji temple in Kyoto, but only to be defeated by Hideyoshi soon afterwards. (See also Nº T01, T17, T30, T31).    

Title: Toki-uji. Akechi Mitsuhide 1528 -1582.

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 9; Robinson, B.W., Warrior-Prints, 1982, Nº 47.