Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
Inviting Close Relatives to Sunomata Castle, 1883
Series; The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinsen Taikoki)
Inviting Close Relatives to Sunomata Castle, 1883 - Handsome scene of Hideyoshi meeting with his family at Sunomata Castle, which he received as a gift from Oda Nobunaga. He sits at left, leaning forward with a slightly dazed expression as his family eagerly congratulates him. He wears a purple kimono with the paulownia family crest on his sleeve and shoulders, the same design that appears on the robes of his elderly mother and young man in green, his half-brother Toyotomi Hidenaga. The young beauty is his wife, and the man in blue is Kaji Takumi Gorosuke, a relative of Hideyoshi's wife. The room beyond the figures opens onto a walkway overlooking the countryside, with a flock of birds flying overhead. Nice detail in the hairstyles and expressive faces. Includes a dusting of mica over Gorosuke's blue kimono.
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 ink bleeding. Please see photos for details. Good overall.