Kuniyoshi 国芳: Bloodied General Yamamoto Kansuke Treading Upon a Severed Head (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi 国芳 (1798-1861)
Title: Yamamoto Kansuke Nyûdô Dôkisai Haruyuki 
Series: Stories of Courageous Generals of the Provinces of Echigo and Kai (Kôetsu yûshô den); The Twenty-four Generals of the Takeda Clan (Takeda ke nijûshi shô)
Date: c. 1848

The one-eyed general Yamamoto Kansuke Nyûdô Dôkisai Haruyuki leans on a spear and treads upon a head. He has arrows protruding from various places in his armor and a bloody head wound. We can see that one of his eyes is non-functioning, and one is bloodshot. This series is focused on the battles between the 16th century warriors Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin near what is now the city of Nagano. This general was on the side of Takeda Shingen. 甲越勇将傳 武田家二十四将 山本勘助入道道鬼斎晴幸

Condition: Very good impression. Good color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (36 x 24.8 cm)
Publisher: Yamamoto Heikichi (Ekyûdo)
Literature: Robinson S63.3. See British Museum, MFA Boston.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga