View of the Imperial Visit of Mikado Ingyo to Princess Sotoshi, 1901

by Toshinobu (1857 - 1886)

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View of the Imperial Visit of Mikado Ingyo to Princess Sotoshi, 1901 by Toshinobu (1857 - 1886)

Original Toshinobu (1857 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
View of the Imperial Visit of Mikado Ingyo to Princess Sotoshi, 1901

Comments - Interesting depiction of the Emperor Ingyo paying a visit to his lover, Princess Sotoshi. The princess was actually the sister of his wife, the Empress Oshisaka no Onakatsuhime, so the Emperor housed his mistress in a far away location, making secret visits to her. Standing on a verandah, the beauty wears a lovely purple robe patterned with delicate silver mica blossoms and an elaborate necklace. She watches the Emperor and courtiers arriving, red flames and smoke rising from their glowing torches against the night sky. The men have mustaches and beards, and wear necklaces similar to the beauty's. A mountain is barely visible along the horizon as evening falls. A fascinating print with fine detail in the faces and hair, and lovely brushstrokes in the graceful willow tree framing the scene.

Artist - Toshinobu (1857 - 1886)

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

Condition - Nice color and detail. A few small repairs.

View of the Imperial Visit of Mikado Ingyo to Princess Sotoshi, 1901 by Toshinobu (1857 - 1886)
View of the Imperial Visit of Mikado Ingyo to Princess Sotoshi, 1901 by Toshinobu (1857 - 1886)

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