Kuniyoshi: Kassenba Ôteiroku
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)

The hero Kassenba Ôteiroku (Chinese: Wang Dingliu) defeats three opponents at once, using only the strength of his legs, arms and hands and a rope.

Title: Kassenba Ôteiroku

Series: (Tsûzoku) Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachi-nin no hitori (The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden)

Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

Publisher: Kagaya Kichiemon (Seiseidô), Edo

Censor seal: Kiwame

Date: c. 1827-30

Size: Vertical Ôban, 37-37,8 x 25,3 cm (overall)

Excellent impression and colours. Possibly untrimmed (rare for this print). Horizontal centrefold, partly broken, old restoration at sides and backed from verso. Verso in upper half thin remnants of old backing. Some soiling and staining, esp. in bottom right corner. Overall good condition of this dramatic fight scene. Robinson, The Warrior-Prints, p 2.38. Ill. in Klompmakers, Of brigands and bravery, p. 152f, no. 48. Tokyo National Museum no. E0036263. Cf. also British Museum, No. 2008,3037.10035. MFA Boston, No. 64.812. Kuniyoshi Project Part II.

€ 1.350,-