Onchi Sakon Mitsukazu, 1853

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Onchi Sakon Mitsukazu, 1853 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Onchi Sakon Mitsukazu, 1853

Series; Six Select Heroes

Onchi Sakon Mitsukazu, 1853 - Terrific portrait of the warrior Onchi Sakon Mitsukazu having just swung his sword at an enemy. His opponent's helmet goes flying at lower right as he draws back his weapon, ready to strike again. He leans forward with an enraged grimace, dressed in black armor except for the plates over his legs which are intricately detailed with lions and blossoms. The plates and lacing of the armor is beautifully detailed in burnishing only. His helmet is topped with a mythical creature with a bird-like beak and scaly wings and tail. A waterfall cascades over the mountain at upper left, and along the slope at upper right, samurai and their spears can be seen in dark silhouette against the night sky. A great bold design.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 7/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Losses at edges and corner, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, stains. Please see photos for details.

Onchi Sakon Mitsukazu, 1853 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Onchi Sakon Mitsukazu, 1853 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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