Kuniyoshi: Konkôryû Rishun capsizing a boat, from the “108 Heroes of the Suikoden”.
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Konkôryû Rishun capsizing a boat, from the “108 Heroes of the Suikoden”.
Series: “The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden All Told” (Tsûzoku Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)
Date: ca. 1827
Konkôryû Rishun (Li Jun) seems to explode from the water, forcing the boat he has targeted to capsize as part of a scheme to free some of his compatriots from prison. His chest has been tattooed with an image of Raijin and images of lightning cover his shoulders.
Condition: Excellent impression and color, very good condition. Some minor creasing and areas of thinning, verso. Some trimming at bottom and areas of repaired wormage near left margin.
Dimensions: ôban (36 x 25.7 cm)
Publisher: Kaga-ya Kichibei
Literature: See “Of Brigands and Bravery”, figure 35, page 118.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga