Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Inuta Kobungo Yasuyori [犬田小文吾忬順] with the child Inue Shimbei fending off an attack - from the series The One and Only Eight Dog History of Old Kyokutei, Best of Refined Authors (Kyokutei-ō seicho Hakkenshi zui-ichi - 曲亭翁精著八犬士随一)

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Dates: circa 1835,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.125 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Artist's seal: Toshidama (in red)
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yōhachi (Marks 391 - seal 16-083)

Related links: British Museum; National Museums of Scotland; British Museum - early 1850s Kuniyoshi diptych with Inuta Kobungo Yasuyori ; British Museum - ca. 1848 another representation of this character by Kuniyoshi;

Physical description:

Inuta Kobungo was a former sumō wrestler.

Andreas Marks gives the dates of ca. 1836-38 for this series.

Illustrated in Robinson: S5 pp. 106/107.


There are two copies of this print in the Lyon Collection. For the other one see #166.