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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: From the series Bravery Matched with the Twelve (Zodiac) Signs:
(Buyū mitate jūnishi - 武勇見立十二支)
Boar (亥) and Emperor Yu (雄略天皇)

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Dates: circa 2017,created
Dimensions: 4.0 in,11.4 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - the original ca. 1840 print; Honolulu Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - the original set;

Physical description:

The original print by Kuniyoshi was published in ca. 1840.

This example was carved and printed ca 2017 by master carver, Kitamura Shoichi. The fine printing combines graded color in a dynamic, swirling composition of exceptional artistry.