Kuniyoshi: Kato KIyomasa scouting

Kuniyoshi: Kato KIyomasa scouting (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Kato KIyomasa scouting
Date: ca 1840s

The famous general Kato Kiyomasa scouts a castle from an overlooking rocky promontory. Geese fly past, indicating his lofty height. With pentimenti, and somewhat unusually for Kuniyoshi, some red under-drawing. This reconnoitering pose is used with fair regularity by the artist, but a final print has not been found that matches exactly. KIyomasa may be identified by his distinctive helmet shaped like eboshi headgear. Drawing for a chûban-sized print.

Condition: Very good condition overall.
Dimensions: 24.5 cm x 17 cm