Kuniyoshi: Tametomo Catching Arrows
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Tametomo Catching Arrows
Series: Ten Famous Excellencies of Tametomo (Tametomo homare no jikketsu)
The 12th century warrior Tametomo catching arrows shot at him in a competition with Shônagon Nyûdô Shinsei. He is only thirteen years old here, yet his skills are such that he has caught an arrow in his teeth. From the series “Ten Famous Excellencies of Tametomo”. An unusually fine example, with extra yellow applied to the eyes.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Unbacked and untrimmed.
Dimensions: ôban 37 x 25.2 cm
Publisher: Arita-ya Seiyemon
Literature: Robinson #S64.1.
Seal: Censor’s seal of Murata & Mera
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga