Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
Wada Koremasa and His Followers Rescuing Ashikaga Yoshiteru
Series; The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinsen Taikoki)
Wada Koremasa and His Followers Rescuing Ashikaga Yoshiteru - Handsome design of Wada Koremasa, head of the Wada clan, rescuing the young Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiteru. He carries the nobleman on his back, a fierce expression on his face as he pauses to look over his shoulder. Two retainers follow behind, one shielding his eyes with his hand as he scans the horizon for enemies. The mountains are dotted with cherry trees covered with pink and white blossoms, the flowers faintly embossed. Nice expressive figures detailed with burnishing on the black court caps.
Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 18 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds and ripples. Curling, slight soiling, a few creases and stains. Please see photos for details.