Chikanobu's Tale of the Heike - Terrific scene from Chikanobu's 1898 series based on "The Tale of the Heike," which recounts the epic twelfth-century Genpei War between the Taira (Heike) and Minamoto (Genji) clans for control of Japan. These dramatic designs illustrate clashes between famous warriors, meetings between military leaders, and legendary incidents during this warring period. Beautifully detailed and colored, these striking images feature lively color and attractive settings, many embellished with burnishing or touches of embossing. A great choice for a collector interested in this historic conflict. A rarely seen warrior series by Chikanobu.
Yoshiie, 1898 - Handsome image of the famous 11th century archer Hachiman Taro Yoshiie (Minamoto no Yoshiie) riding on horseback through hills covered with blossoming cherry trees. While crossing the Nakoso barrier, he composed a poem that reads "I thought this gusty barrier was a mere name, but why do wild cherry blossoms so cover the path?" He carries his bow in hand as two retainers follow behind. An attractive spring scene, nicely detailed with burnishing on the black cap and armor.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 8" x 13" + margins as shown
Condition - Good color and detail. Vertical centerfold. Some prints have a couple spots.
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