Princess Minazuru

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Princess Minazuru by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Princess Minazuru

Series; A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Genji and Heike

A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Genji and Heike - Chikanobu's 1885 series "A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Genji and Heike" depicts some of the most famous samurai and events of the bitter Genpei War between the rival Genji (Minamoto) and Heike (Taira) clans from 1180 to 1185.The war ended with the fall of the Taira and the establishment of the Kamakura Shogunate under Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1192. These lively and colorful scenes document heroic warriors and daring feats along with a few quieter moments, each beautifully detailed with a handsome setting for the expressive figures. Many feature deluxe embellishments such as embossing or burnishing. A rarely seen Chikanobu historic series and an interesting complement to his more widely known series.

Princess Minazuru - Interesting scene of Princess Minazuru secretly giving a scroll to the young nobleman Ushiwakamaru, the future Minamoto no Yoshitsune. She looks back over her shoulder with a worried expression, holding her sleeve to her mouth, clutching the scroll to her chest. The youth sits quietly, holding out his hand to keep her silent as he looks up with a watchful expression. A kimono is draped over the lamp at left to shield the light. Lovely detail in the palace room, which overlooks a garden with colorful autumn foliage. Detailed with fine embossing in the beauty's robe and burnishing on the black lacquer architectural trim and the lamp.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9 1/4"

Condition - Nice color and detail.

Princess Minazuru by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Princess Minazuru by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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