Original woodblock print diptych - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) - ”Soga juban-giri no zu” 曽我十番切之図 (The Soga [Brothers] Taking on Ten Enemies at Once) - Japan - 1858
Depicts the Soga brother’s last fight in a very lively and fun manner! . Brother Gori in the center and brother Juro top left. This is a diptych, part of a triptych where the third panel to the right is missing.
Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya Tobei,
Date, Horse 2, March-April 1858.
Ref: Robinson T349.
See also Kuniyoshi Project: http://kuniyoshiproject.com/Warrior%20triptychs%201858-1861%20(T349-T358).htm
See also Odawara Metropolitan Museum: http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/encycl/sogabros/gallery/kuniyosi/sg9more.html
Each sheet is size 24.5 cm x 36.5 cm.
Condition: mending upper left corner of sheet one, colored to blend in. Slight
damage to the upper right corner of panel one, some wrinkles.
Sheet 2, slight damage to the upper corners, colored to blend in.. Both prints are backed with paper. Some wear and trimming to the edges.
- Original woodblock print
- Nishikie (brocade) polychrome woodblock printing
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
- Theme/ depiction
- Title of artwork
- ”Soga juban-giri no zu” 曽我十番切之図 (The Soga [Brothers] Taking on Ten Enemies at Once)
- Fair condition (restored), see description
- 0×24×36 cm