Kuniyoshi: Toshimoto struggling underwater.

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Toshimoto struggling underwater.
Series: Taiheiki Eiyû den (Heroes of the Grand Pacification)
Date: c. 1848

Saito Toshimoto nyudo Ryuhon fights with his giant Manchurian opponent under water. The writing above notes that “They both were mighty warriors like a dragon and a tiger...” Toshimoto emerges victorious, earning praise from Masakiyo. Two fish swim by, unconcerned.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some areas of soiling, binding holes and faint horizontal crease.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Yamamoto Heikichi (Ekyûdo)
Literature: See “Heroes of the Grand Pacification”, figure 48 , page 154 . Robinson S62.48.
Seal: censor’s seals:
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga