Japanese Prints - Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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Japanese Prints - Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Kinhyōshi Yōrin, the five-hued leopard
Woodblock print
Paper size:
10 1/4" x 14 3/4"
Date: c. 1830
Condition: Fine condition, right side and bottom edge trimmed

#8214   $3700

From the series of 74 prints illustrating figures from the Suikoden (The Water Margin), a Japanese adaptation of the 14th century Chinese novel, the Shihu zhuan. This print shows Yōrin attempting to ward off a storm conjured by Kōren, an enemy general. He is dressed in a straw cape and stands amidst swaying grasses and leaves that blown around him, armed with a sword and a barbed and hooked pole-arm.

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