Series; Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared
Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared - Designed in 1886, Chikanobu's extraordinary "Eastern Brocade" series features a fantastic range of subjects, including brave warriors, eerie ghosts, timeless beauties, and famous figures from traditional tales of triumph and treachery. These beautiful images bring the history and legends of
Princess Osakabe, No. 5 - Fantastic scene of the famous samurai Miyamoto Musashi confronting the spirit of Princess Osakabe, who was said to haunt Himeji Castle after it was built in the 17th century. She stands on a low platform before him, her dark hair flowing loose around her face, wearing and elegant patterned robe. Her ghostly attendants gather behind her, silhouetted in gray. Miyamoto defeats her, but then must face the ghost of Toyotomi Hidetori. The inset above shows the famous duel between Miyamoto and Sasaki Kojiro along the shore of Ganryu Island. A terrific, eerie, atmospheric image from this wonderful series, with fine shading in the night sky and embossing on the white kimono collars.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 1/8" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. A couple small spots, light horizontal line where backing papers meet. Please see photos for details.
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