Kuniyoshi: Night Attach on Yamaki Mansion (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Night Attach on Yamaki Mansion
Date: 1854/1

The Night Attack on the Yamaki Mansion, When Yoritomo First Raised His Banner (Yoritomo hata-age, Yamaki no yakata youchi no zu). A disguised view of the assassination of Oda Nobunaga at Honnôji Temple. Nobonaga was a warlord who helped to unify Japan in the late 16th century, before being killed by his vassal Mitsuhide. As it was prohibited for artists to portray events from such a “recent” past, Kuniyoshi has wrapped the story in another, equally violent story.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Untrimmed.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
Literature: Robinson T312. See MFA and Honolulu websites.
Seal: Kiri
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga