Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Patience of Hideyoshi, 1883
Series; The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinsen Taikoki)
The Patience of Hideyoshi, 1883 - Interesting scene of three men in court dress in an interior, with Hideyoshi massaging the lower back of Shibata Katsuie, who is sprawled out across the floor. Katsuie glares over his shoulder at him, supporting himself on one elbow. Sakuma Nobumori sits at left, likewise scowling at Hideyoshi, who appears a bit startled by this angry reaction. A beautiful screen at right features a butterflies flitting around colorful red blossoms. An intriguing situation with very expressive figures.
Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 14" x 18 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.