Lot 377: UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI 歌川国芳 (1798 - 1861)
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Ko-Ayakawa Saemon-no-suke Takakane. Sheet No. 49. Original color woodblock print from the series “Heroic Stories from Taiheiki“ (Taiheiki eiyu den, 太平記英勇傳), published around 1848-1849. Signed: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga. Seal: Kiri. Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi. Censor seal: Nanushi seals Mera and Murata.
The warlord Kobayakawa Takakage - this is the historically correct name of the Samurai warrior allied with Hideyoshi – seated in courtly robes, which he wears over his armor.
OBAN, 36,3 X 24,7 CM
From a Viennese private collection