Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Tokugawa Shoguns
Comments - Terrific group portrait of the fifteen Tokugawa shoguns seated under a purple drapery patterned with the Tokugawa crest of three hollyhock leaves, each carefully identified with a red name cartouche. At top center, the first Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu wearing a black robe with burnished pattern of the hollyhock crest. At lower left, the fifteenth and last Tokugawa Shogun Yoshinobu wears a burnished black military uniform and sits on an embossed fur draped over his chair. At bottom center is the seventh Shogun Ietsugu, who ruled for only three years as a child before dying at age six. A handsome design, vibrantly colored and beautifully detailed with additional burnishing on the black kimono at lower left and embossing on two of the white kimono.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Image Size - 14" x 29" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight ink bleeding in one panel. Please see photos for details.