Taira no Tadakuni's Daughter Shiranui, Tametomo, and Ladies-in-waiting Tossing Cherry Blossoms

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Taira no Tadakuni's Daughter Shiranui, Tametomo, and Ladies-in-waiting Tossing Cherry Blossoms by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Taira no Tadakuni's Daughter Shiranui, Tametomo, and Ladies-in-waiting Tossing Cherry Blossoms

Comments - Intriguing scene of the young Minamoto no Tametomo unleashing his famous temper on several ladies-in-waiting who were teasing him with flowering cherry branches on his wedding night with Princess Shiranui, the daughter of Taira no Tadakuni. Using his fan, the angry samurai has struck arm of the kneeling beauty at left, sending her branch flying through the air overhead. The woman looks up with dismay, holding her injured limb. At right, the lovely princess watches from behind a wooden panel decorated with cranes, smiling with her kimono collar caught between her teeth. Petals flutter down onto the verandah, and glowing lanterns hang from the eaves against the evening sky. An interested subject with wonderful detail.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few wormholes, slight thinning at edge, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, crease on face of one figure. Please see photos for details.

Taira no Tadakuni's Daughter Shiranui, Tametomo, and Ladies-in-waiting Tossing Cherry Blossoms by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Taira no Tadakuni's Daughter Shiranui, Tametomo, and Ladies-in-waiting Tossing Cherry Blossoms by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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