Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Komatsu nai-daijin Shigemori in Audience with Taira no Kiyomori
Series; The Tale of the Heike, 1898
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
Chikanobu's Tale of the Heike - Terrific scene from Chikanobu's 1898 series based on "The Tale of the Heike," which recounts the epic twelfth-century Genpei War between the Heike (Taira) and Genji (Minamoto) clans for control of Japan. These dramatic designs illustrate clashes between famous warriors, meetings between military leaders, and legendary incidents during this warring period. Beautifully detailed and colored, these striking images feature lively color and attractive settings, many embellished with burnishing or touches of embossing. A great choice for a collector interested in this historic conflict. A rarely seen warrior series by Chikanobu.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 8 1/8" x 12 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Remnants of paper hinge mounts on reverse at top corners. Creasing and wrinkling, soiling. Please see photos for details.