The Three Heroes Swear Loyalty in the Peach Orchard, 1866

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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The Three Heroes Swear Loyalty in the Peach Orchard, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Three Heroes Swear Loyalty in the Peach Orchard, 1866

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The Three Heroes Swear Loyalty in the Peach Orchard, 1866 - Terrific scene from the historical tale "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms," a story about the three warring kingdoms in China during the third century. This triptych illustrates the three leaders Chohei, Gentoku, and Kan'u meeting in the peach orchard to take an oath of brotherhood, swearing to serve each other and the state rather than continue fighting amongst themselves. They gather around a table laden with fancy dishes of food. Kan'u sits on a stool at left, laughing gleefully and holding a pitcher. Gentoku sits calmly in the center, drinking from a glass goblet. Chohei stands at right in an elegant green brocade robe patterned with dragons and clouds, his long beard falling over his chest. The white blossoms of the peach tree contrast with the dark night sky. A great early triptych by Yoshitoshi and a rarely seen design.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Large loss and smaller losses at edges, wormholes, repaired.

The Three Heroes Swear Loyalty in the Peach Orchard, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
The Three Heroes Swear Loyalty in the Peach Orchard, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
The Three Heroes Swear Loyalty in the Peach Orchard, 1866 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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