Kuniyoshi: Bravery of Tametomo (Tametomo wa rôdô amata meshitsure...) (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Bravery of Tametomo (Tametomo wa rôdô amata meshitsure...)
Date: 1849

Minamoto no Tametomo (1139-70), a warrior from Kyûshû and his followers visit various islands, the text praising his bravery. Tametomo is shown with a fan with the rising sun and his followers on the right sheet, and his henchman Oniyasha shouldering a stranded boat off of a rock, amazing the less jaded on the scene. A flock of plovers fly like a wave along the scene.

He took the name Chinzei Hachirô as he married a daughter of Aso Tadakuni, a rich warrior in Bungo Province.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some discoloration in sky, and slight traces of backing, verso.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkyô-dô), of Bakuro-chô
Literature: Robinson T214
Seal: censors’ seals: Yoshimura & Kinugasa (1847-52)
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulowina seal