The First Three Shoguns of the Tokugawa Dynasty - Handsome depiction of the first three shoguns of the Tokugawa dynasty along with their wives and attendants. At right, Ieyasu, the first shogun, appears dressed in a beautiful black robe with a subtle burnished pattern. Two young women kneel at his sides and a youthful sword bearer crouches behind him. In the center, the second shogun, Hidetada, sits on a cushion dressed in formal court robes patterned with the three hollyhock leaf crest of the Tokugawa Clan over full hakama pants and a tall black court cap. The beauty standing at left smiles down at him happily while the woman at right carries an offering tray with sweets topped with a pine sprig. The third shogun, Iemitsu, sits beside his wife at left, looking down with a sober expression. An elderly retainer kneels next to a standing screen with a painting of a fortress in the mountains on it. A nicely detailed subject, vibrantly colored and detailed with embossing in the white kimono trim and touches of additional burnishing.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14" x 27 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels. Paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Vertical and horizontal folds. Pinholes. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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