Kuniyoshi: Kanefusa raising his sword in self-defense
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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Kanefusa raising his sword in self-defense
Series: Honcho kendo ryaku den (Abridged Stories of Our Country’s Swordsmanship)
Date: ca. 1843-46
Yoshioka Kanefusa defends himself from attacking policemen. Their unique implements indicate that he is fighting unseen officers of the law. His garment has just been torn, and a rooster flies in the air from its overturned basket. Everything hints at a battle on the street.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwazo
Literature: Robinson S37.22
Seal: Hama Yahei (censor)
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga