Takeda Katsuyori

by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)

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Takeda Katsuyori by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)

Original Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963) Japanese Woodblock Print
Takeda Katsuyori

Comments - Terrific depiction of the samurai Takeda Katsuyori from the kabuki play "Honcho Nijushiko." Supposed to have committed suicide, a substitute had taken his place, and he has joined the household of his father's enemy disguised as the gardener, Minosaku, in order to retrieve a magic helmet that was a family heirloom. He stands boldly with his legs spread firmly apart, an elegant lacquer box raised in his outstretched hand as he stares over his shoulder with a suspicious expression. He wears a pale blue kamishimo with a colorful diamond pattern in the center over an orange robe with matching diamond trim, his two swords at his side. The colorful figure is set off by a dramatic black background.

Artist - Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)

Image Size - 15 5/8" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Diagonal folds, creasing throughout.

Takeda Katsuyori by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)
Takeda Katsuyori by Sadanobu III (1881 - 1963)

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