Hideyoshi Advances Prince Samboshi during a Ceremony at Daitoku-ji

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Hideyoshi Advances Prince Samboshi during a Ceremony at Daitoku-ji by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hideyoshi Advances Prince Samboshi during a Ceremony at Daitoku-ji

Series; A Record of the Advancement of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, circa 1869

Hideyoshi Advances Prince Samboshi during a Ceremony at Daitoku-ji - Intriguing depiction of Oda Nobunaga's memorial service at Daitoku Temple in Murasakino. The great leader Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Nobunaga's loyal retainer, stands in the center with Nobunaga's infant grandson, Prince Samboshi, perched on his shoulder. Hideyoshi supported Prince Samboshi as Nobunaga's successor, with himself as the guardian, a move disputed by Nobunaga's two living sons. At left, a nobleman in a green robe reacts angrily, taken aback by Hideyoshi's actions. A group of samurai holding spears kneels at right, looking around with stern expressions. Beautiful detail in the temple setting, with elegant patterned draperies and decorative painting on the large red pillars, and a subtle burnished leaf pattern on Hideyoshi's black robe. A fascinating historic subject with wonderfully expressive figures and lively color.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. A couple tiny repairs, a few creases at edges and small spots. Please see photos for details.

Hideyoshi Advances Prince Samboshi during a Ceremony at Daitoku-ji by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Hideyoshi Advances Prince Samboshi during a Ceremony at Daitoku-ji by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Hideyoshi Advances Prince Samboshi during a Ceremony at Daitoku-ji by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Hideyoshi Advances Prince Samboshi during a Ceremony at Daitoku-ji by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)