Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Tametomo, 1888

by Meiji era artist (not read)

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Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Tametomo, 1888 by Meiji era artist (not read)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Tametomo, 1888

Comments - Great depiction of the famous archer Minamoto no Tametomo, shading his eyes with his hand as he looks out to sea, a fleet of ships in the distance. According to legend, Tametomo was able to sink the leading ship of his enemy Mochimitsu's fleet with a single arrow. He perches upon a rocky outcropping at left, his gripping a bow and a couple of arrows as he cans the horizon. White-capped waves splash against the rocks below. A terrific design, beautifully detailed with embossing in the white sash, and a colorful tie-dyed pattern border. We've never before seen this subject.

Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 19 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Tametomo, 1888 by Meiji era artist (not read)
Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Tametomo, 1888 by Meiji era artist (not read)

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