Kuniyoshi: Soga Brothers Triptych (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Soga Brothers Triptych
Date: ca. 1843
The Soga brothers are presented in a strong style, holding poses similar to those of kabuki actors. On the leftmost sheet Yawata Shichirô tumbles backwards, knocked down by Asahina Saburô, who dominates the center sheet in a black coat decorated with cranes. On the right, the older Soga brother hosds up his hand to prevent the younger Soga from drawing his sword. One holds a traveling hat. The background is completely blank, lending the work a modern feeling.
Condition: Excellent impression. Very good colors and condition. Some expertly repaired wormage.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke
Literature: Robinson T102.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (and Chô-ô-rô Kuniyoshi ga)