Subject: From the series Shtoku Taishi go-ichidaiki - Biography of Prince Shtoku. People stopping to admire the gourd that miraculously appeared at the time of the birth of Prince Shtoku (572 - 621), with it's guardian snake and a horse nibbling the leaves. (title in upper margin)
Artist: Kuniyoshi
Format: Oban yoko-e: 10" x 14.75" approx
Publisher: Jsh-ya Jz
Date: 1840
Condition: Full size with good margins. Some creasing. A professionally restored margin on left. Paper slightly thinned on right. Minor marks and flaws. Generally good state, unfortunately the scan doesn't do this print justice it's quite stunning..
Colour: Fine
Impression: Fine
Provenance / Published: From the Collection of the late B.W.Robinson, author of Kuniyoshi, The Warrior Prints. Published - See Robinson: S14.1 and plate 11, where this impression is used for a full page illustration.
Prince Shotoku
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