Fujibakama: Watonai (Kato Kiyomasa) on the Korean Shore with Two Retainers, 1855 - Terrific portrait of the great warrior Kato Kiyomasa, here referred to as Watonai, on the shore of Korea with two retainers at his side. Kiyomasa was one of the three senior commanders during the Seven-Year War with Korea. He stands looking up across the water with a determined frown, gripping a pole arm with one hand. He wears a red vest over a fine suit of armor and green brocade hakama pants, and a horned helmet, his sashimono or personal standard above his back. The samurai crouching behind him holds a tall standard with white banners fluttering in the white. At far right on the horizon, the tiny white peak of Mt. Fuji can just be seen. A handsome composition with fine bokashi shading in the water and sky.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9 1/4" + right margin as shown
Condition - This print excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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