The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty, 1885

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty, 1885

Comments - Handsome depiction of the first three shoguns of the Tokugawa dynasty along with their wives and attendants. At right, Ieyasu, the first shogun, appears dressed in a black robe with a beautiful burnished pattern. Two young women kneel at his sides and a youthful sword bearer crouches behind him. In the center, the second shogun, Hidetada, sits on a cushion dressed in formal court robes patterned with the three hollyhock leaf crest of the Tokugawa clan over full pants and a tall black court cap. The beauty standing at left smiles down at him happily while the woman at right carries an offering tray with sweets topped with a pine sprig. The third shogun, Iemitsu, sits beside his wife at left, looking down with a sober expression. An elderly retainer kneels next to a standing screen with a painting of a fortress in the mountains on it. A nicely detailed subject, vibrantly colored and detailed with embossing on the white kimono trim, and burnishing on the black kimono and vest, and the black lacquer frame of the screen. Includes flecks of metallic pigment that have oxidized to a dark tone.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28"

Condition - Nice color and detail.

The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty, 1885 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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