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The four heroic retainers of Raikō (Yorimitsu) with flaming torches, about to kill the great earth spider in its web. Colour woodcut by Kunisada I, 1810s.

Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865.
Date
[between 1810 and 1819]
Reference
36150i
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Description

From an early work in a genre not normally associated with Kunisada

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], [between 1810 and 1819]

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Kunisada-ga

Notes

Illustration of the four retainers killing the spider

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36150i

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Bears publisher's mark and set title

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Languages

  • Japanese


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