Sign Up
The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune
The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune
Price: $1,500.00
Medium: Printmaking
Ship From Rockville, MD

More Details

Creation Date: 1855
Materials: Ink on thin rice paper allowing the image to show through on the verso (see enclosed images)
Dimensions: 14" x 29" x 1"
Condition: See description field
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: Triptych woodblock by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1855, also known as Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi and best known for his samurai warrior prints. Utagawa is the last name of a group of woodblock print artists in the Edo period that formed the Utagawa School (utagawa-ha). At times, the artist signed his work Ichiyūsai. Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendō) with censor's seals, no block cutter's mark. The print showcases the great Minamoto leader Yoshitune sailing rough seas with his nineteen loyal retainers – the most important being warrior monk Benkei, standing guard in the bow. This print is also housed in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. With the following condition issues: Left panel: 3/4" x 1/2" piece out at middle of left edge; 1/8" notch out and bumping to top left edge; chipping along top of left panel; 1/2" x 1" piece out at lower right corner; Middle panel has 1" x 1/8" row of black ink spots at center of top edge; Right panel has 1 3/4" x 1/8" line of minimal loss of pigment along lower left edge; 1/4" x 1/8" hole lower right corner; 1/16" x 2" piece out along upper left edge; light bumping and browning along top edge; minor chipping to right edge. Moderate soiling and fading throughout all three panels. Image measures 13 5/8" x 28 7/8" (34.l6cm x 73.4 cm)