Utagawa YOSHITORA (Active c 1850-1880)



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The Dragon Princess rising from the sea to the amazement of Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181) and his court. Published by Enshuya Hikobei, 1861.

 

Fine impression and colour. Very slightly trimmed, otherwise fine condition. Signed Yoshitora ga.

 

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Utagawa YOSHITORA (Active 1836-87)




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Uji Joetsu killing a huge monster with a long-haired albino coat and giant claws. From a set: Honcho kendo tatsujin hyakunin no uchi hitori, “A Hundred Great Swordsmen of Our Country.” Published by Itoya Fukujiro, 1859.

 

Fine impression. The monster’s coat completely blind-printed. Fine colour. Slightly trimmed, otherwise very good condition. Signed Yoshitora ga.

 

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Utagawa YOSHITORA (Active c 1845-1880)




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A triptych, Shichimen Daimyojin yurai. Shows Nichiren summoning up the Seven-faced dragon to attack a hoard of warriors bottom right. Yoshitora, a pupil of Kuniyoshi, is best known for his Yokohama prints. Published c 1870. A fine design and rare.


Very fine impression with carefully graded gofun. Fine colour and condition. Signed Yoshitora ga.


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Utagawa YOSHITORA (Fl. c. 1850-1880)



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An original hanshita-e triptych drawing for an unpublished print: Okehazama daikassen no zue, “The Great Battle of Okehazama.” Shows Imagawa Yoshimoto being attacked by Hattori Koheita and Mori Shinsuke and killed. The battle was in June 1560. The intended print was to be published by Kiya Sojiro and has the publisher’s mark on the drawing as well as the censor seal for 1866.

 

Sumi on thin paper with extensive pentimenti. Sold “as is” with all imperfections.

 

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