Original woodblock print - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) - The Stone Thrower Kiheiji 喜平次 - From the series "Chûkô meiyo kijin den" 忠孝名誉奇人伝 (Remarkable People Renowned for Loyalty and Virtue) - Japan - 1845
Precious original woodblock print of vertical large oban (大判) format, made by the artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳) and depicting on the left the "stone thrower" Hatcho Tsubute Kiheiji (八町礫喜平次), a retainer of the samurai Minamoto no Tametomo (源為朝) and, on the right, his wife Yatsushiro (八代), a warrior capable of stop the arrows using her blade and with whom Kiheiji fought against the Aso clan (阿蘇氏) of the province of Higo (肥後国).
The rare work is taken from the series "Remarkable People Renowned for Loyalty and Virtue" (忠孝名誉奇人伝) and was produced in 1845 by the publisher Iseya Ichibei (伊勢屋市兵衛).
The print, despite the evident aging of the Japanese washi paper (和紙), is in overall good condition.
See Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: https://collections.mfa.org/objects/217389
The woodblock print will be well-packaged and shipped by registered mail with a tracking code.
- Gravure originale sur bois
- Impression sur bois Nishiki-e (polychrome)
- Papier Washi
- Région/Pays d’origine
- Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
- Titre de l’œuvre d’art
- The Stone Thrower Kiheiji 喜平次 - From the series "Remarkable People Renowned for Loyalty and Virtue"
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- 37×25×0 cm