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The Viewing of the Severed Heads by the Military Genius Mashiba Hisayoshi and his Retainers, 1866 - Incredible triptych depicting the great military genius Mashiba Hisayoshi reviewing the severed heads of his enemies. The figure shown is actually Toyotomi Hideyoshi, his name changed to evade censorship rules at that time prevented the depiction of recent historical events. Hisayoshi sits on a folding stool at center dressed in a fine suit of armor and horned battle helmet topped with a dragon. At lower left, a retainer respectfully holds out an offering tray with a decapitated head on it for identification. At lower right, a samurai sits behind a low desk, recording the names of the victims in a book with a brush and ink. The other retainers are gathered around, watching with serious expressions. A great early warrior design by Yoshitoshi. Only the second time we've seen this subject.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Paper remnants on reverse at sides from previous mounting. A few small repairs, creasing throughout, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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