Kuniyoshi: Miyuki;Hyôshitô Rinchû With Spear

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)
Title: Miyuki: Hyôshitô Rinchû
Series: Japanese and Chinese comparisons for the Chapters of Genji: Wakan nazorae Genji .
Date: 1855/7

Hyôshitô Rinchû, one of the Suikoden heroes, emerging from a temple with a spear in his hand. Minister of war Gao ordered his officers to assassinate him. They burnt Rinchû’s guardhouse but Rinchû was not inside because he took shelter against the cold in a temple, from where he watches straw-cloaked men in discussion.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Ise Yoshi
Seal: censor’s aratame & date seal: 7th month of Hare Year (1855); carver’s seal ‘Hori Atsu-Ji’
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his seal of a paulownia