by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Comments - Great triptych showing the beauty Shizuka Gozen performing as a shirabyoshi dancer before the Shogun Yoritomo. Shizuka Gozen was the mistress of Minamoto no Yoritomo's brother Yoshitsune, with whom he was feuding. While Yoshitsune was in hiding, the shogun sent for Shizuka Gozen to have her dance for him at the famous shrine at Tsurugaoka, hoping to trick her into revealing Yoshitsune's whereabouts, but she kept his secret. Known for her beauty and dancing skill, Shizuka Gozen waves her fan gracefully before the noblemen, accompanied by musicians at right playing drums and flute. The shogun sits on a platform at upper left, a folding screen patterned with blossoming plum trees. A handsome design with expressive figures, nicely detailed.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 7/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. A few small wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, a few creases and marks, very slight soiling. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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