Kuniyoshi: Fuse-hime saving the child Musashi from a thunderbolt (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Fuse-hime saving the child Musashi from a thunderbolt.
Series: Eight Hundred Heroes of our Country’s Suikoden, One by One (Honchô suikoden gôyô happyaku-nin no hitori)
Date: ca. 1830
Fuse-hime saving the infant Inue Shinbei Masashi from fire cuased by a thunderbolt. Both appear very calm, which is a contrast with the dynamism of this design; her hair is wild and flowing, there is smoke, fire and lightning, and her garments are blown about by a fiery tempest. This is the exact print shown in Robinson 1982, the full-page color illustration numbered Plate 5 (note the identical wormage). Also the exact print shown in Robinson 61, illustration number 13. It is therein credited as being in the author’s private collection. Superior in condition than the British Museum example.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Two reaired wromholes along left margin, and light fold about 1 cm along left edge.
Publisher: Kagaya Kichibei
Literature: “Kuniyoshi-The Warrior Prints” Robinson, 1982. p.106 S4c.3. See also Robinson 1961, number 13. See British Museum website http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=3277361&partId=1
Seal: censor’s kiwame seal
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga