Kuniyoshi: Yamamoto Kansuke Mortally Wounded

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Yamamoto Kansuke Mortally Wounded
Series: Six Selected Heroes (Eiyû Rokkasen)
Date: 1853

Yamamoto Kansuke Nyûdô Dôkisai peers with his one good eye at the decapitated head he holds in his left hand. With his right he leans on a pole; all around him is the wreckage of battle. He has blood pouring from many wounds, and his complexion is pallid, indicating his own certain soon demise.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Unbacked and untrimmed. Minor soiling at margins and tiny binding holes near right margin.
Dimensions: ôban 37.47 x 26.1
Publisher: Hayashiya Shogoro
Literature: “Kuniyoshi: The Warrior Prints” by BW Robinson, list #81.6. See BM, MFA.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga


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