Utagawa Yoshikazu, "Tadatsune and the Wild Boar at the Foot of Mt. Fuji"
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Nitta no Shiro, or Tadatsune, lived in the late 12th and early 13th century and served Minamoto no Yoritomo, a military ruler of Japan. This woodblock print by Utagawa Yoshikazu shows Tadatsune (center panel) saving Yoritomo (top of right panel) from attack by a boar during a hunting expedition near Mt. Fuji. While others cowered in fear or were pushed aside, Tadatsune valiantly confronted the boar and killed it.
Size: Oban Triptych (each sheet approx. 9” x 14”)
Condition: Light edge wear, small damage top corner in left panel, otherwise excellent color and condition
Custom matting available for triptych prints. Sizes will be determined for best presentation in consultation with customer - overall size range will be 20" - 22" (height) X 38" - 40" (width). Note that additional shipping charges apply (sorry, no international shipping available for matted triptychs). Please select option below.
Utagawa Yoshikazu (active c. 1840-1860) is best known today for his Yokohama-e genre of prints depicting foreigners. A pupil of Kuniyoshi, Yoshikazu also produced some of the best known images of warriors and beasts from Japanese history and folklore.