Miscellaneous Warrior Prints,

Part I

 

This is the inevitable final catch-all or miscellany comprising untitled and unclassified warrior prints which do not fit in with either the regular series or the triptychs.á They are listed as S95 in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982).

 

Kuniyoshi - (S95a

Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Title: Act XI of Ĺ'The Chűshinguraĺ, the night-attack (Chűshingura jűichi damme yo-uchi no zu, 十一段目 夜討之圖)

Description: Moonlit street-scene with western effects of clouds and shadows; the r˘nin scaling the wall of Moronaoĺs mansion

Publisher: No seal

Date: c. 1830-1835

Robinson: S95a.1

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state of the above design.

Johan Nieuhof - 'Stats Meesters en Konstenars Woningen (Houses of Government Officials and Artists [in Batavia]}, 1682, British Library

1682 print by Johan Nieuhof titled Stats Meesters en Konstenars Woningen (Houses of Government Officials and Artists [in Batavia]) that Kuniyoshi obviously copied in designing the above print.

Kuniyoshi - (S95a

Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Title: O-Kane the strong woman of ďmi Province (ďmi no kuni no yűfu O-Kane, 近江の国の勇婦 於兼)

Description: In an unearthly landscape with sensational cloud effects, O-Kane steps on the leading-rein of a runaway brown horse that kicks up its heels towards her

Publisher: Yamaguchi-ya T˘bei

Date: c. 1830-1835

Robinson: S95a.2

Kuniyoshi - (S95a

Another state of the above design

A copy of this French translation of Aesopĺs Fables illustrated by British artist Francis Barlow (c. 1626-1704) was owned by painter Ishikawa Tair˘ (石川大浪) and sometime after his death passed into Kuniyoshiĺs possession.

Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Title: Anglers in the Depths of the Mountains (Fukayama no tsuribito, 深山のつり人)

Description: Heavily wooded landscape (western style) with river and pool; two fishermen on a ledge and a huge snake appearing under the water and partly among the trees

Publisher: No seal

Date: c. 1830-1835

Robinson: S95a.3

 

This sheet is described as a keyblock print on the website of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for locating the image.

Kuniyoshi - (S95b

Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Description: Sanada Yoichi Yoshisada (真田與一義貞) and Matano Gor˘ Kagehisa (股野五郎景久) struggling on the sea-shore at Ishibashiyama

Publisher: Takenouchi Magohachi

Date: c. 1835

Robinson: S95b.1

Kuniyoshi - (S95b

Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Description: Kat˘ Kiyomasa (加藤主計頭清正), a vassal of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, fighting the Korean tiger; plain background flecked with orange

Publisher: Takenouchi Magohachi

Date: c. 1835

Robinson: S95b.2

 

 

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Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Description: Yorimasa and his retainer Ii no Hayata dispatching the monstrous nue

Publisher: Takenouchi Magohachi

Date: c. 1835

Robinson: S95b.3

 

NOTE: This unsigned print is attributed to Kuniyoshi by Robinson

Kuniyoshi - (S95b

Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Description: Nitta Shir˘ Tadatsune (仁田四郎忠常) killing the giant wild boar during Yoritomoĺs hunt on the moor below Mount Fuji

Publisher: áTakenouchi Magohachi

Date: c. 1835

Robinson: S95b.4

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Another state of the above design

Kuniyoshi - (S95b

Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Title: Hayashiya Sh˘z˘ĺs Ingenious Ghost Stories (Hayashiya Sh˘z˘ kufű no kaidan, 林屋正蔵工夫の怪談)

Subtitle: A Haunted House with 100 Stories (Hyaku monogatari bakemono yashiki no zu, 百物語化物屋敷の図)

Description: A ruined mansion at night, with three peasants terrified by an alarming variety of supernatural manifestations

Publisher: Kawaguchi-ya Sh˘z˘

Date: c. 1840

Robinson: S95b.5

Format: ˘ban (approximately 10 by 14 inches or 25 by 36 centimeters)

Title: None

Description: Wada Yoshimori (和田義盛) and Tomoe Gozen (巴御前) in combat

Publisher: No seal

Date: c. 1833-1835

Robinson: Not listed

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.á

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Description: Tokiwa-gozen and her children in the snow; a village in the background

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Date: c. 1835-1840

Robinson: S95c.1

 

Another state of the above design

 

Another state courtesy of Robert Pryor

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Description: Tokiwa Gozen with her three children.á Tokiwa Gozen and Imawaka are holding Otowaka and Ushiwaka in their arms.

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: c. 1835-1840

Robinson: S95c.1a

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Description: Shizuka-gozen in her shiraby˘shi costume beneath a rolled bamboo blind

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Date: c. 1835-1840

Robinson: S95c.2

Kuniyoshi - (kakemono-e S95c

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Description: Kaga no kuni Chiyo-jo (加賀の国千代女) with her bucket by the well looking down at morning glories.á Rather than disturb them, she will go to a neighbor for water.

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Date: c. 1835-1840

Robinson: S95c.3

Kuniyoshi - (kakemono S95c

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Description: Anju-hime carrying buckets of salt water on the shore

Publisher: Maru-ya Jimpachi

Date: c. 1840

Robinson: S95c.3a

Kuniyoshi - (kakemono S95c

 

Another state of the above design with orange on top

Kuniyoshi - (S95c

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Title: Takeda Daizen Daibu Harunobu Nyűd˘ Shingen, Ready for Battle at Kawanakajima in Shinano Province in the Eleventh Month of 1553 (Tenmon nijűninen jűichigatsu Shinshű Kawanakajima shutsujin no zu, 武田太膳太夫晴信入道信玄 天文廿二年十一月信州川中島出張之圖)

Description: Takeda Daizendayű Harunobu Nyűd˘ Shingen seated on a stool in his traditional helmet and holding his war-fan charged with astrological symbols.á Fangs are visible at the corners of his mouth.

Publisher: Yorozu-ya Jűbei

Date: c. 1835-1840

Robinson: S95c.4

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Title: Uesugi Danj˘ Daihitsu Terutora Nyűd˘ Kenshin, Ready for Battle at Kawanakajima in Shinano Province in the Eleventh Month of 1553 (Tenmon nijűninen jűichigatsu Shinshű Kawanakajima shutsujin no zu, 上杉弾正大弼輝虎入道謙信 天文廿二年十一月信州川中島出張之圖)

Description: Uesugi Danj˘ Daihitsu Terutora Nyűd˘ Kenshin seated on a stool with a monkĺs hood over his helmet with the paulownia crest between horns

Publisher: Yorozu-ya Jűbei

Date: c. 1835-1840

Robinson: S95c.5

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Kuniyoshi - (kakemono-e S95c

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Description: Sugawara no Michizane (菅原道真) in Tenmangű Shrine wearing court robes with a scepter seated on a platform under an awning; below him, two palace guards seated, and two stone lions

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: c. 1840

Robinson: S95c.6

Kuniyoshi - (kakemono-e S95c

 

Another state of the above kakemono-e.

Kuniyoshi - (Kakemono-e)   7 Gods of Good Luck (Shichi fukujin), 1846 (Pub

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Description: The seven gods of good fortune (Shichifukujin)

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Murata Sahei)

Robinson: S95c (not listed)

Kuniyoshi - (Kakemono-e)   7 Gods of Good Luck (Shichi fukujin), (Pub

 

A later state of the above kakemono-e published by Yamashiro-ya Jinbei

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this additional state of the above design also published by Yamashiro-ya Jinbei.

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Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Title: None

Description: Full-length standing beauty in elaborate robes playing with a cat, possibly the Third Princess from The Tale of Genji

Publisher: Maru-ya Jinpachi

Date: c. 1840-1842

Robinson: S95c (not listed)

 

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Title: The Tenjin Sutra (天神経)

Description: Sugawara no Michizane, who is also known as Tenjin, riding on an bull reading a scroll

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: c. 1818

Robinson: S95c (not listed)

 

 

Another state of the above design published by Yamashiro-ya Jinbei

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this additional state of the above design.

 

Format: kakemono-e (a vertical diptych approximately 28 by 10 inches or 72 by 25 centimeters)á

Title:

Description: Sugawara no Michizane standing in full court robes, from a picture by Ise Sadatake

Publisher: No seal

Date: 1843 (censor Tanaka Heishir˘)

Robinson: S95f.13

 

I am grateful to Horst Grńbner for this image.

 

ôRobinsonö refers to listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.áá

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