Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, No. 49
Series; Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared
Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared - Designed in 1886, Chikanobu's extraordinary "Eastern Brocade" series features a fantastic range of subjects, including brave warriors, eerie ghosts, timeless beauties, and famous figures from traditional tales of triumph and treachery. These beautiful images bring the history and legends of Japan to life with colorful characters and a wonderful attention to detail. Note the appealing compositions and fine printing in these Meiji era masterworks, many of which include deluxe treatments such as burnishing, embossing, or the addition of mica. These attractive designs are a nice choice to collect or display.
Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, No. 49 - Fine portrait of the renowned warrior Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, who earned fame putting down rebels and thieves in the area of Omi around the capital. Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, came to his aid in fighting the rebels by sending a hail of arrows from a cloud, a scene shown in the inset above. Here the samurai kneels at the entrance to a rustic home in the mountains, wearing full armor and a black court cap. A beauty beckons him in, holding aside the rich draperies in the doorway. A handsome print with wonderful detail and rich color, clean and crisp. Includes embossing on the white kimono.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small tear at edge, repaired. Slight creasing at edge. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.