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Artist:Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川國芳 (1797–1861)
Description: Lady Kayō shoots an arrow into the eyes of Princess Sai (Tenjiku, Kayō fujin Sai-ki ga manako o ite Hanzoku-ō nagusamu). A print from the series Pictures of the spirit fox in the Three Lands (Sangoku yōku zue). In this series great emphasis is placed on exotic foreign elements, like the costumes that appear European.The possible source of Kuniyoshi's depiction of the figure tied to the tree must be found in a religeous image of Saint Sebastian. Published by Iseya in 1849-1850.
Signed:Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga in gourd shaped Yoshi cartouche.
Size:Oban tate
Condition:Very good impression, colour and condition
Price:€ 2250