by Sadanobu II (1848 - 1886)
Series; A Chronicle of Yearly Events during the Tokugawa Era
Lord Ieyasu - Handsome scene of the samurai Honda Heihachiro coming to Lord Ieyasu's assistance during a battle at Magome. The founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ieyasu receives the messenger at a rustic mountain cabin. Honda kneels before him in full armor, wearing a horned battle helmet, a wizened old man gesturing at his side. The shogun stands proudly before them, gesturing imperiously with his fan, one hand gripping his sword. His battle helmet sits on a wooden tub nearby, and smoke rises from a floor hearth behind him. The walls of the shabby hut are cracked and crumbling, and the reed blind is tattered. A persimmon tree frames the scene at overhead, covered with red fruit. Beautifully drawn with fantastic detail, framed by a purple border bearing the three hollyhock leaf crest of the Tokugawa Clan. A rarely seen Sadanobu II series.
Artist - Sadanobu II (1848 - 1886)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple thinning spots at edges, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, diagonal fold at corner. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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