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.
Komatsu daijin Shigemori, 1898 - Handsome depiction of Komatsu daijin Shigemori in an audience with his father, Taira no Kiyomori. He sits at right, wearing a blue diamond print robe, purple pants, and a black court cap, a fan in hand. Kiyomori stares back at him angrily, a string of prayer beads around his wrist and his armor visible through his sheer red outer robe. Retainers wait respectfully in the courtyard outside. Nice detail in the setting, with burnishing on the black cap.
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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