Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

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early prints:

title: ?
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
names (from left): Shinchūnagon Tomomori (新中納言知盛), Musashibō Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶), Minamoto no Kurō hangan Yoshitsune (源九郎判官義経)
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1815
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N92,N1

This print isnīt really a musha-e, all figures in the foreground bear actor names, but it shows a dramatic figthing scene.

signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: 5/1815
pub: Moriya Jihei
ref: ritsu 100-5838ff

title: The rescue of the young Lord by Zhao Yun at Chōhanha (Changbanpo/Chōhanha ni Zhao Yun yōshu o suku - 長坂坡に趙雲幼主を救う)
signature: Ichiyūsai Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1810/15
pub: Kawaguchiya Uhei
ref: N115

title: 待賢門源平合戦ノ図 - Battle between Minamoto Clan and Taira Clan at Taikenmon
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1815
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N1,N115

title: on the far right and the 2nd sheet to the left: The Downhill Attack at Hiyodorigoe, the Fall of the Heike Fortress, and the Actions of Kajiwara, a Triptych (right) / a Diptych (left) (Hiyodorigoe sakaotoshi Heike rakujō Kajiwara ugoki zu, nimai tsuzuki - 鵯越逆落平家落城梶原働図 二枚続 / 二枚続))
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame, gyōji seal Hamakō (濱幸)
date:  1810/11
pub: first edition by Izumiya Ichibei, later edition by Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: thanks to Robert Pryor for the complete pentaptych and the title

title: Image of the hunting grounds of Mt. Fuji with the princes of the country who follow Lord Udaisho Yoritomo (Udaisho Yoritomo - kyō rekkoku no shokō o shitagae Fuji no makigari (no) zu - 右大將頼朝卿列國の諸侯ヲ従富士ノ牧狩圖)
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1815
pub: Nishimuraya Yohachi
ref: N1

title: The night attack at Horikawa - a triptych (horikawa youchi no zu - sanmai soro - 堀川夜討之図 - 三枚揃)
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1815/20
pub: Nishimuraya Yohachi
ref: c+r: N2, l: N1

title: Lord Minamoto Yoritomo's Hunt at the Foot of Mount Fuji, a Triptych (Minamoto Yoritomo kō Fuji no Susono Makigari no zu - sanmai tsuzuki - 頼朝公富士之裾野牧狩之図 三枚続)
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1815/20
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N75

title: 青慕ノ駅御曹司乱賊切図 - Yoshitsune (Ushiwakamaru) Defeats the Bandit Kumasaka Chohan in 1174, When He Was Only 15 Years Old
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1815
pub: Enomotoya Kichibei
ref: N14
title: New Edition of the battle of Ichinotani (shinpan Ichinotani kassen no zu - 新板一谷合戦図)
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
names (from left): Maikan Taiyu Atsumori (毎官大夫敦盛), Kumagai Jirō Naozane (熊谷次郎直實), Okabe no Rokuyata Tadazumi (岡部六弥太忠澄), Satsuma no kami Tadanori (薩摩守忠度 )
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1815
pub: Maruya Bunemon
ref: thanks to Robert Pryor for image and information

signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1820/25
pub: Ezakiya Tatsuzō, variant a: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: ritsu 002-1414ff; thanks to Robert Pryor for variant a

title: ? - The Battle of Dannoura in Yashima
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
The Battle of Dannoura in Yashima
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1820/25
pub: Kawaguchiya Uhei
ref: N10

title: Image of the killing of the Soga brothers (Soga kyōdai jūban kiri (no) zu - 曾我兄弟十番切圖)
names (from left): Soga Gorō Tokimune (曽我五郎時致), Mimaya Kodoneri Gorōmaru (御厩小舎人五郎丸), Nitta Shirō Tadatsune (仁田四郎忠常), Soga Jūrō Sukenari (曽我十郎祐成)
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
the Soga brothers
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1825
pub: Ibaya Sensaburo
ref: ritsu 002-1498f, right: William Pearl

title: The Battle of the Seventh Day of the Second Month, 1184: The Defeated Heike Clan Flees to Yashima in Sanuki Province (Genryaku gannen nigatsu nanoka kassen heiike uchiyaburi sanshū yashima otoshi no zu - 元暦元年二月七日合戦平家討破讃州ハ島落ノ図)
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1825/30
pub: Ōmiya Heihachi
ref: N121-11.40074a-c

title: xxxx 内裏源平大合戦之図
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1825/30
pub: ?
ref: N1

title: 伊賀越乗掛合羽 - Igagoe norikake kappa / Igagoe xxx
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1825/30
pub: Nishimuraya Yohachi
ref: N2 , thanks to Theo for the center sheet

title: 一ノ谷源平合戦熊谷小二郎
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1825/30
pub: unidendified
ref: N115

title: A Board Game of the Road to Iga Pass, New Edition (Shinpan Igagoe dōchū sugoroku - 新板伊賀越道中双六)
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1825/30
pub: Kawaguchiya Uhei
ref: N115
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1830/35
pub: Ōmiya Heihachi
ref: r:N118; thanks to Robert Pryor for left and center sheet

title: Taking of the Castle of Koromogawa in the Province of Mutsu (Ōshū Koromogawa shigarami rakujō no zu )
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1830
pub: Ezakiya Kichibei
ref: N10

 
title: The Great Battle of the Minamoto and the Taira at the Palace of Suma in Settsu Province (Sesshū Suma no dairi Genpei ōgassen no zu - 摂州須磨内裏源平大合戦之図)
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1830
pub: Tsutaya Jūzaburō / variant a: Nishimuraya Yohachi
ref: N121-17.3209.33 / variant a: N1

title: Night Attack of the Soga [Brothers] (Soga jūbangiri no zu - 曽我十番切ノ図)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: ?
date: c. 1832
pub: Yamaguchiya Tobei
ref: N21

title: The gate of Ataka (Ataka no seki - 安宅の関)
names (from left): Hangan Yoshitsune (判艮義経), Musashibō Benkei (武藏坊辨慶), Togashi Saemon (戸樫左衛門)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1830/35
pub: Tsutaya Jūzaburō
ref: N115

title: Igagoe adauchi no zu
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
Igaueno adauchi no zu
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c.1840
pub: Ezakiya Kichibei
ref: NDL

title: Righteous Revenge at Hakone (Hakone reiken ki no adauchi - 箱根霊験記の仇討)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c.1835
pub: Ezakiya Kichibei
ref: N115

title: The fall of Takadachi castle (Takadachi Rakujo no zu - -高館落城ノ図)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c.1840
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N81
signature: ōju Kunisada ga
size: ōban, one sheet of a triptych
censor: Waka
date: c. 1842
pub: ?
ref: N115

title: Yoshiie Composes a Poem at the Nakoso Barrier (Nakoso no seki Yoshiie eika no zu - 各古曽ノ関義家詠哥ノ図)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: ?
date: c. 1843
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N10

title: Miracle of Yaguchi Ferry (Shinrei Yaguchinowatashi - 神霊矢口渡)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: Fukatsu
date: c. 1843
pub: Moriya Jihei
ref: N115

title: Minamoto Yoshitsune's forces in battle at Mure Takamatsu
signature: Kunisada aratame/Kunisada aratame nidai Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: ?
date: 1844
pub: Fujiokaya Hikotaro
ref: ritsu 006-5026ff

title: Opposing Camps at the Battle of the River Uji in Yamashiro Province (Jōshū Ujigawa kassen taijin no zu - 城州宇治川合戦)
signature: Kunisada aratame/Kunisada aratame nidai Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: ?
date: 1844
pub: 2001.419a-c
ref: N119
signature: Kunisada aratame nidai Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: ?
date: c. 1844
pub: Moriya Jihei
ref: N1
title: Shinshu Kawanakajima – Takeda – Uesegi Kenshin - 信州川中嶋武田上杉和睦図
signature: ōju Kunisada aratame nidaime Ichiyōsai/Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: Muramatsu
date: c. 1845
pub: Tsutaya Kichizō
ref: ritsu 006-5029ff

signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga
heroes: Imai Shirō Kanehira (今井四郎兼平), Tomoe Gozen (巴御前), Wada Kotaru Yoshimori (和田小太郎義盛)
size: ōban
censor: Muramatsu
date: c. 1845
pub: Minatoya Kohei
ref: ritsu 006-5059ff

title: Battle of Toishi castle in Shinshu province in 1557. Warlord Takeda Harunobu, leading general Yamamoto Kansuke, his troops on the left
signature: Kōchōrō /Ichiyōsai Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: Fukatsu
date: c. 1845
pub: Tsutaya Kichizō
ref: N81



title: Uesugi Kenshin Charges at the Takeda Generals (Kenshin Takeda no hatamoto e rannyū no zu - 謙信武田ノ旗本ヘ乱入之図)
signature: Kōchōrō /Ichiyōsai Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: ?
date: c. 1845
pub: Ebisuya Shōshichi
ref: N121-11.39076a-c
variant a is later Meiji edition by the publisher Maruya Tetsujirō

title: The Great Battle of Kawanakajima (Kawanakajima dai kassen - 川中島大合戦)
signature: Kōchōrō /ōju Ichiyōsai Toyokuni ga/hitsu
size: ōban
censor: ?
date: c. 1845
pub: Tsutaya Kichizō
ref: N117


title: xxノxx川中島x合戦ノ図
signature: left sheet unread, center Kōchōrō, right Ichiyōsai Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: Watari
date: c. 1845
pub: first edition by Fujiokaya Keijirō, later edition by Mankyū (Marks seal „u184“)
ref: N115

title: Vengeance at Iga Pass, Reprinted (Igagoe katakiuchi no zu saihan - 伊賀超えあだ討ちの図)
signature: Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: Murata, Mera
date: c. 1847
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N121-11.39070a-c

signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: ?
date: 8/1852
pub: Tsutaya Kichizō
ref: privat collection

sorry, only thumbnail available
signature: Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
date: c. 1855
pub: Ebisuya Shōshichi
ref: N118

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