The title and name of the province appears on an oblong red cartouche; text is by Shotei Kinsui on the upper part of the print. This series usually shows one or two figures and accessories on a plain background. Adjoining the title is a small inset picture, signed by a pupil and relevant to the main subject, in a rectangular panel. 21 of the 47 recorded prints of this series are by Kunisada.
This print shows Shinchunagon Taira no Tomomori, symbolically represented by a seaman in a kimono with a rope pattern, and carrying a large anchor, knocking down an assailant. Inset by Yoshiteru: Tomomori's wife and child at home. Published by Koga-ya Katsugoro.
B.W. Robinson - Kuniyoshi The Warrior Prints PP123-124.
Papino, p.624, Edmunds, p.635
Age: Edo c 1845
Size: 14.5 inchesx10 inches
Media: woodblock print
Condition: Very good -- minor wrinkle to lower left edge, slight center crease
Price: $750.00 USD