Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Hunting Ground of Nobunaga, 1883
Series; The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinsen Taikoki)
The Hunting Ground of Nobunaga, 1883 - Handsome scene from the life of the famous 16th century samurai and leader Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He appears at right as a young samurai, facing a trio of angry hunters. From left, the hunters are Sakuma Saemon jo Nobumori, Oda Kazunosuke Nobunaga, and Shibata Gonruku Katsuie. The bearded Shibata Katsuie berates the startled Hideyoshi, thrusting a fan accusingly at his chest. Oda Nobunaga sits on a folding stool next to him, spotted deerskin chaps covering his legs. He stares sternly at the young warrior, holding a fan and wearing a tall hat. Nobumori crouches at left, wearing a pair of beautifully burnished black fur chaps, a quiver of arrows at his back. An intriguing print with fantastic detail, and soft shading in the sky and ground.
Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 18 1/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.