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Warrior, skull flag, severed head, Kuniyoshi style, Japan, 19th c

Warrior, skull flag, severed head, Kuniyoshi style, Japan, 19th c


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900: Item # 1288193

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Framed painting of a warrior with a drawn sword, holding a severed head in his hand. On his back a flag with the image of a skull. Perhaps one of the heroes of the Taiheiki, such as Endo Giemon Masatada. But between Kuniyoshi and other Utagawa artists, several series of heroes were produced. Unsigned. The style of Utagawa Kuniyoshi or Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Black ink and colors on paper, mounted as a scroll, cut and framed. Japan, Edo period, 19th century.

Frame H 49 ½ x W 27 ¼ in. Image H 38 x W 20 in.

Some restored horizontal tears and worm holes.