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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Twilight Snow at Ishiyama (Ishiyama bosetsu - 石山暮雪): Suzuki Shigeyuki (鈴木重幸) from the series Eight Views of Military Brilliance (Yōbu hakkei - 燿武八景)

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Dates: 1852,created
Dimensions: 9.875 in,14.625 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
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Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Artist's seal: kiri
Publisher: Enshūya Hikobei
(Marks 055 - seal 21-016)
Date seal: 1852, 7th month
Censor seals: Watanabe and Mera

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; British Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - an 1860 Yoshifusa version of this event; British Museum - an 1855 Kuniyoshi version of this scene ; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg - ca. 1850 Kuniyoshi of Shigeyuki;

Physical description:

"Suzuki Saemon Hida no kami Shigeyuki is a marksman who attempts unsuccessfully to shoot Oda Nobunaga (1534-82) during an ambush at Ishiyama. this scene is compared with Lingering snow at Ishiyama from the Eight views."

Quoted from: Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi 1797-1861 by Robert Schaap, p. 108. This is illustrated, too.

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There is an earlier series by Kuniyoshi, the Taiheiki eiyuden, from the late 1840s, which also has a print of Suzuki Shigeyuki laying in wait to ambush Oda Nobunaga, but in that case Shigeyuki is set among reeds in summer and not winter.

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Also illustrated in Kuniyoshi The Warrior-prints by Basil Robinson, Oxford, 1982, S76, #2.