Omiya: Abe no Muneto, 1852

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Omiya: Abe no Muneto, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Omiya: Abe no Muneto, 1852

Series; Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaido Road, 1852 - 1853

Kuniyoshi's Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaido Road - Terrific print from Kuniyoshi's Kisokaido Road series, published between 1852 and 1853. The Kisokaido Road ran between Edo and Kyoto along a mountainous inland route, as opposed to the Tokaido Road, which followed the coast. Kuniyoshi created one design for each of the sixty-nine stations along the way, plus images for Edo and Kyoto. Each features a well-known figure from history or legend, along with a small inset depicting the station itself. These terrific illustrations feature wonderful detail and handsome settings, many with deluxe printing treatments such as fine bokashi shading or burnishing. A great choice for a Kuniyoshi collector or anyone interested in Japanese history and folklore.

Omiya: Abe no Muneto, 1852 - Handsome illustration of the rebel Abe no Muneto kneeling before Minister Fujiwara no Mitsuyori. The minister waves a blossoming branch over his captive as he looks down soberly, dressed in a beautiful black robe with a burnished leaf design and a tall court cap. Muneto looks up with a determined expression, his hands resting on his thighs. A flower-shaped inset above shows a roadside teahouse during a rainstorm. Nicely detailed and composed.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small hole, repaired. Slight toning, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Omiya: Abe no Muneto, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Omiya: Abe no Muneto, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Omiya: Abe no Muneto, 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)