Posted by Alec W. (220.127.116.11) on October 12, 2021 at 13:41:31:
In Reply to: Help with identification 1 of 3 posted by Brendan on October 12, 2021 at 05:03:17:
This is the left sheet of an 1853 triptych design by Utagawa Yoshikazu 歌川芳員, here signing "Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga" 一寿斎芳員画. The design is entitled "Minamoto [no] Yoritomo kō Fuji no mikari [no] zu" 源頼朝公富士之御狩図 ("Minamoto Yoritomo's Hunt at Mount Fuji"). It was published by Kiya Sōjirō 木屋宗次郎.
Here's what the full design looks like:
Another impression of your sheet:
This was a popular topic for a while -- Kuniyoshi did versions, as did seemingly nearly all his students. Yoshikazu even did another very similar design a few years later in 1859, this time with publisher Maruya Jinpachi 丸屋甚八:
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