Incredible original Suikoden series collector print! He was active in the Edo Period during the final years of the Tokugawa shogunate. His work was diverse and covered a broad range of subjects. However, he is best known for his warrior prints such as this one of. Bizenko Shuto tying a Sash. This print is from Kuniyoshis great Suikoden series The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden that made him famous. The prints from this series are the first single-sheet color prints of the Suikoden theme and the first series of warrior prints designed by any ukiyo-e artist. The story is based on the semi-historical Chinese novel. Outlaws of the Marsh. The book is considered to be one of the four great classical works of Chinese literature. These rebels sought to protect the poor and downtrodden, very much like Robin Hoods band in England. Kuniyoshi designed this series between 1827 and 1830. Utagawa Kuniyoshis masterworks are in the collections of many of the worlds great museums. Among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York; the Museum of Fine Arts , Boston; the British Museum, London ; the State Hermitage Museum , Saint Petersburg, Russia; and the Tokyo National Museum , Tokyo. TITLE: Bizenko Shuto tying a Sash. SERIES: The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden. MEDIUM: Authentic polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on handmade paper. 14 ½ x 9 ½; (36,8 cm x 24,1 cm). 14 ½ x 9 5/8; (36,8 cm x 24,4 cm). Wonderful sense of age. Beautiful color and wonderful detail. Stitching holes along left edge from previous folio binding, a few small wormholes and holes, slight thinning in lower right corner, repaired, blends well. Slight rubbing near edges, a few small ink marks. Please take a moment to examine the scans carefully. The Uki Arts Gallery. At the upper right to see all of our Gallerys current offerings. To see all our great new listings as they become available. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “KUNIYOSHI Japanese woodblock print THE 108 HEROES OF THE POPULAR SUIKODEN” is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “ukiarts” and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: Edo Period, c. 1827-1830
- Primary Material: Ink and color on handmade paper
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Featured Refinements: Japanese Woodblock Print