Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
In the Mountains of Mitono, 1883
Series; The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinsen Taikoki)
In the Mountains of Mitono, 1883 - Lovely scene of the wife of Akechi Mitsuhide writing a poem slip at a secluded home in the mountains of Mitono, looking over her shoulder to admire the full moon. Her outer robe is shaded from violet to golden yellow with a design of bamboo leaves and tied-dyed rings, worn over a delicately embossed white kimono patterned with cherry blossoms. She sits next to a lamp, with a writing set on the floor nearby. A beauty kneels at left, her hands clasped on her lap. Pine trees frame a view of the moon, with dark clouds drifting across the evening sky. A beautifully detailed subject, with fine bokashi shading in the sky and additional embossing on the pink kimono.
Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 18 5/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels. Horizontal centerfold, vertical folds. Slight toning and creasing. Please see photos for details. Good overall.