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The Flooding of Takamatsu Castle by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

Item Number: 947866

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 947866
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The Flooding of Takamatsu Castle by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Flooding of Takamatsu Castle
Series; The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinsen Taikoki)

The Flooding of Takamatsu Castle - Fantastic scene from the flooding of Takamatsu Castle. In 1592, Toyotomi Hideyoshi decided to end his siege of the fortress by diverting a nearby river, flooding the low-lying castle and leading to the surrender of Shimizu Muneharu, who held the castle for the Mori Clan. Here, Muneharu, who was also known Shimizu Chozaemon, stands in a boat as a retainer poles him out to meet with Hideyoshi. He wears a purple kimono tucked into long hakama pants which trail beneath his feet, a folding fan in his outstretched hand. The submerged castle can be seen at upper left, with samurai clinging to structures along the rooftop in an effort to save themselves, the tips of pine trees barely peeking above the water. Lovely soft shading in the pants and water, with fine wood grain impression in the background. A great image from this historic incident.

Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 12 1/4" x 16 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Tear and small loss, thinning area, repaired. Slight soiling, a few small marks, stain. Please see photos for details.

The Flooding of Takamatsu Castle by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

The Flooding of Takamatsu Castle by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

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