Original woodblock print - Mulberry paper - Dog, Warrior - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) - Hata Rokurozaemon 畑六郎左衛門 - From "Eiyū Ooyamato jūni shi" 英雄大倭十二士 (Japanese Heroes for the Twelve Sig - Japan - 1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1)
Artist: Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1798-1861)
Title: Inu (Dog). Hata Rokurozaemon 畑六郎左衛門
Series: "Eiyū Ooyamato jūni shi" 英雄大倭十二士 (Japanese Heroes for the Twelve Signs)
Publisher: Mikawaya Kihei
Dimensions: 24 x 36 cm
Condition: Slightly trimmed. Pinhole.
For this series, Kuniyoshi designed 12 prints, each showing a sign of the Chinese zodiac. His focus was famous Japanese warriors, pairing them with signs that would characterise them. The twelve animals are in the astrological chart are rat, bull, tiger, hare, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and boar. Beautifully designed, the series has a colourful cartouche with the name of the warrior and also the character of his corresponding sign.
In this print, the zodiacal sign of 'inu' (dog) is represented by Hata Rokurozaemon, a famous warrior and follower of Nitta Yoshisada. He carries the characteristic seven weapons, including swords and a long spear called naginata.
See British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_2008-3037-06411
- Origineel houtblok print
- Mulberry papier
- 1854 (Kaei 7 / Ansei 1)
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
- Thema / voorstelling
- Hond, Krijger
- Titel kunstwerk
- Hata Rokurozaemon 畑六郎左衛門 - From "Eiyū Ooyamato jūni shi" 英雄大倭十二士 (Japanese Heroes for the Twelve Sig
- Goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 36×24×0,1 cm