Kumagai Naozane, His Wife Sagami, and Yoshitsune, 1854

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Kumagai Naozane, His Wife Sagami, and Yoshitsune, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kumagai Naozane, His Wife Sagami, and Yoshitsune, 1854

Comments - Interesting scene from the tragic play "Ichi-no-tani Futaba Gunki," in which the warrior Kumagai Jiro Naozane honorably sacrifices his own son after killing an illegitimate son of the emperor. In the center, the distraught Kumagai waves his fan angrily as his wife, Sagami, as she questions him about their son, unaware of the boy's death. At right, Kumagai's commander, Yoshitsune sits on a folding stool, his face crumpling into a worried frown as he watches Sagami. He wears a tunic patterned with paulownia blossoms and leaves over his armor, and a tall yellow court cap. Blue panels with a geometric pattern line the back of the room, and curtains featuring a crest of two birds hang overhead. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14" x 28 1/2"

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Stitching holes at one side of each panel, repaired.

Kumagai Naozane, His Wife Sagami, and Yoshitsune, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Kumagai Naozane, His Wife Sagami, and Yoshitsune, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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