Takeuchi no Sukune, No. 46

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Takeuchi no Sukune, No. 46 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Takeuchi no Sukune, No. 46

Series; Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared

Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared - Designed in 1886, Chikanobu's extraordinary "Eastern Brocade" series features a fantastic range of subjects, including brave warriors, eerie ghosts, timeless beauties, and famous figures from traditional tales of triumph and treachery. These beautiful images bring the history and legends of Japan to life with colorful characters and a wonderful attention to detail. Note the appealing compositions and fine printing in these Meiji era masterworks, many of which include deluxe treatments such as burnishing, embossing, or the addition of mica. These attractive designs are a nice choice to collect or display.

Takeuchi no Sukune, No. 46 - Impressive portrait of the warrior Takeuchi no Sukune in the Imperial Gardens on a moonlit night. He served as a trusted minister for the third century Empress Jingu, shown with him in the inset above fishing. The elderly samurai sits on a stool, his bow and arrows slung across his back, an unusual claw necklace around his neck. A river winds back among the hills, with a full moon glowing in the evening sky. A handsome image, detailed with embossing in the white kimono and a dusting of mica on the ground and some of the rocks in the background.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. A few small holes, small tear at edge, repaired. Slight toning, a few creases, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Takeuchi no Sukune, No. 46 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Takeuchi no Sukune, No. 46 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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