Toyonobu Utagawa, Lord Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese Warrior

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Toyonobu Utagawa (1859-1896)
Title: Lord Akechi Mitsuhide ripping off Nobunaga's sleeve
Series: The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Date: 1883
Size: (R) 34.4 x 24.5 cm, (L) 34.3 x 24.4 cm
Condition report: (R) Repaired lower left corner and parts of margin, margin faded, minor creasing, minor soiling. (L) Repaired upper left corner and parts of margin, creasing, soiling, glue residue on back lower right corner.

Toyonobu Utagawa


Toyonobu was one of the last heirs of the tradition of the Utagawa School. He was the grandson of Kunisada and the son of Kunihisa. His prints centre around the theme of warriors. One of his most successful series is ‘New Selection of the Biography of the Taiko’ (Hideyoshi Toyotomi). This series tell us the story of the ascension of Hideyoshi Toyotomi and his famous vassals.

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Print FormatDiptych
ArtistToyonobu Utagawa
SubjectSamurai & Male
Dimensions(R) 34.4 x 24.5 cm, (L) 34.3 x 24.4 cm
Condition Report(R) Repaired lower left corner and parts of margin, margin faded, minor creasing, minor soiling. (L) Repaired upper left corner and parts of margin, creasing, soiling, glue residue on back lower right corner.