Kuniyoshi 国芳: The Warrior Yusho Arakawa Izu no Kami in Battle 勇將荒川伊豆守

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi 国芳 (1798-1861)
Title: The Warrior Yusho Arakawa Izu no Kami in Battle 勇將荒川伊豆守
Series: One Hundred Brave Generals at the Battle of Kawanakajima [in Shinano Province] 川中嶌百勇將戦之内 (Shinshû Kawanakajima hyaku yûshio sen no uchi)
Date: ca. 1845

Heroic General Arakawa Izu no Kami (Yusho Arakawa Izu no Kami, 勇將荒川伊豆守). Closeup portrait of of the warrior Arakawa Izu no Kami in battle,  bareheaded yet in full armor, still holding on to the yellow streamers of his standard, which create a bright contrast to his fierce expression. In the background we see outlines of troops doing battle along the banks of a river. This series concerns the 16th century battles between the forces of the famous enemy warlords Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin in Shinano Province. This warrior was on the side of Uesugi Kenshin.

Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Tiny areas of minor wormage.
Dimensions: ôban 35.6 x 24.1 cm
Publisher: Kazusaya Iwazô (Iwakichi)
Literature: Robinson #S34.10 
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga