Kuniyoshi: Benkei and Yoshitsune on Gojo Bridge
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Benkei and Ushiwaka Maru on Gojo Bridge
Date: Circa 1843
Musashi-bô Benkei has been defeated by the much smaller and more feminine Onzôshi Ushiwaka Maru (Yoshitsune) on Gojô Bridge. The full moon shines above. Ushiwaka Maru literally stands atop Benkei, trapping his head between his sword and a large wooden staff.
Condition: Very good impression and color. Some trimming and streak in visage of Yoshitsune. Unbacked.
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizô
Literature: Robinson S1f.3
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga