Kuniyoshi: Nowaki: Kidômaru with Sword on an Ox
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Nowaki: Kidômaru with Sword on an Ox
Series: Japanese and Chinese comparisons for the Chapters of Genji: Wakan nazorae Genji .
Date: 1855/7th month
Nowaki: Kidômaru is unsheathing his sword as he awaits Raiko’s arrival. He is drawn in an unusual, western-influenced manner, as well as being seated on an ox and surrounded by flowers.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. New bottom margin.
Publisher: Ise Yoshi
Literature: “Kuniyoshi: The Warrior Prints” by BW Robinson, series S88.
Seal: censor’s aratame & date seal: 7th month of Hare Year (1855); carver’s seal ‘Hori Atsu-Ji’
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his square seal of a paulownia