Comments - Terrific depiction of members of the Heike (Taira) clan assembling in a palace to discuss preparations for war. Wearing voluminous formal court robes and tall black caps, the samurai are seated around the various rooms, waiting patiently. The daimyo sits on a platform in another room at top center, with retainers bowing before him next to a tray on the floor. At lower left, two pairs of warriors bow to each other in formal greeting. Each samurai is carefully identified with a name cartouche. Wonderful detail in the expressive faces and elegant interior setting, with beautiful sliding screens depicting a peacock and a heron on a snow-covered willow tree. A nicely detailed design.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 27 1/4"
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds between panels. Creasing, staining. Please see photos for details.
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