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Zhuang Shi Xinchi Slaying a Tiger in the Mountains - Utagawa  Kunisada (Toyokuni III) prints

Zhuang Shi Xinchi Slaying a Tiger in the Mountains

By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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Zhuang Shi Xinchi Slaying a Tiger in the Mountains - Utagawa  Kunisada (Toyokuni III) print

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
1827

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Date: 1827

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e, woodblock

Edition size: n/a

Sheet size: 37.8 by 25.5 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: $3200 (excl. taxes)

Description:

From the series "Military Tales of the Han and Chu"

signed Oju Gototei Kunisada ga, publisher's tomo-e seal of Nishimuraya Yohachi of Eijudo, with censor's seal kiwame, ca. 1827

oban tate-e 14 7/8 by 10 in., 37.8 by 25.5 cm

Zhuang Shi Xinchi, or Soshi Shinki in Japanese, was a Chu dynasty (7th c.-223 b.c.) governor of Pien. In his time he was a renowned sportsman, particularly at tiger hunting, a dangerous sport favored by the aristocratic class. He is depicted with a deranged face, bearing a decorative sheath and dressed in richly patterned robes.

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