Emperor Go-Daigo's Escape, 1896

by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)

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Emperor Go-Daigo's Escape, 1896 by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)

Original Nobukazu (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print
Emperor Go-Daigo's Escape, 1896

Comments - Fantastic scene of the loyal Lord Nawa-no-Nagashige helping the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo escape from captivity on Oki Island. He and his retainers rescued the Emperor by fishing boat, and when they approached the mainland, Nagashige carried his master ashore on his back so that his feet would not get wet. He walks through the surf onto the beach, the Emperor clinging to his shoulders, an archer keeping a lookout at right and another bringing up the rear. A beautifully drawn and composed illustration of this historic tale, detailed with touches of metallic pigment that have oxidized to a dark tone on the Emperor's formal court robes.

Artist - Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)

Image Size - 14" x 27 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight thinning on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.

Emperor Go-Daigo's Escape, 1896 by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)
Emperor Go-Daigo's Escape, 1896 by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)

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