Kuniyoshi: Brave General Masakage
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Brave General Masakage
Series: One Hundred Brave Generals at the Battle of Kawanakajima [in Shinano Province]. (Shinshû Kawanakajima hyaku yûshio sen no uchi)
Date: ca. 1845
Strong portrait of the Brave General Nagao Echizen no Kama Masakage. His expression is resolute, and his hair blows in the wind, framing his face. In the background we see outlines of troops amassed for battle along the banks of a river. This series concerns the 16th century battles between the forces of Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin in Shinano Province.
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Repaired corner upper right and wormage repair at left and small repair at bottom.
Publisher: Kazusaya Iwazô (Iwakichi)
Literature: Robinson #S34.11. See MFA
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga