Kuniyoshi: Masayasu dodging a volley of bullets.
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Masayasu dodging a volley of bullets.
Series: Taiheiki Eiyû den (Heroes of the Grand Pacification)
Date: c. 1848
Sasai Kyuzo Masayasu (Sakai Kyuzo Narishige). Masayasu balances on one foot, and his waving hair echoes his broken standard as he makes a desperate, futile attempt to dodge a volley of bullets. His face is grey, meaning his life is at its end, and a fallen sword and helmet lay at his feet. He is engulfed in smoke. One of the most dynamic designs in this series.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some areas of soiling and light horizontal crease.
Publisher: Yamamoto Heikichi (Ekyûdo)
Literature: See “Heroes of the Grand Pacification”, figure 12 , page 82 . Robinson S62.48.
Seal: censor’s seals:
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga