Kuniyoshi - Uramatsu Kihei HidenaoKuniyoshi - Uramatsu Kihei Hidenao
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

Uramatsu Kihei Hidenao, propped stoutly on his sword, is crossing the river in a thatch roofed boat. In the background a snow-covered landscape. In the cartouche above a poem and a lying ox, signed Yoshitori-jo (a daughter of Kuniyoshi).

Title: (syllable) Ra: Uramatsu Kihei Hidenao

Series: Seichû gishin meimei kagami (Mirror of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Retainers, i.e. the 47 Rônin)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Seal: Yoshikiri

Publisher: Horikoshi

Censors/Date: 6/1857

Size: Oban, 37 x 24,4 (paper size)

Very nice impression and colours, with relief printing. Originally mounted, margins a little bit trimmed, lower right corner somewhat worn, otherwise very good condition.

Robinson, The Warrior-Prints, S 90.42. MFA Boston No. 33.1166.20. British Museum No. 2008,3037.08313.