by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Series; Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaido Road, 1852 - 1853
Kuniyoshi's Sixty-nine Post Stations of the
Fushimi: Tokiwa Gozen, 1853 - Terrific kabuki scene featuring Lady Tokiwa, the widow of Minamoto Yoshitomo, and her children in the snow. Yoshitomo was killed by Taira Kiyomori, and Lady Tokiwa fled with her three sons, but was forced to return when Kiyomori held her mother hostage. Here, the beauty clutches a baby to her chest as her middle son huddles at her side, blowing on his hands to warm them. She shelters her eldest boy under the sleeve of her kimono, holding her snow-covered hat over his head. Snowy pines frame a view of deep blue water and wintry gray sky. A great design from this famous tale, with faint embossed detail on the beauty's robe.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 5/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small loss at edge, a few holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, a few small marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.