Saijo Uesugi Kenshin Dancing before Ghosts, 1868

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Saijo Uesugi Kenshin Dancing before Ghosts, 1868 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Saijo Uesugi Kenshin Dancing before Ghosts, 1868

Series; Eight Views from Fine Tales of Warriors
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Saijo Uesugi Kenshin Dancing before Ghosts, 1868 - Fantastic scene of the great general Saijo Uesugi Kenshin dancing before a ghostly audience at an encampment in the mountains. Dressed in voluminous hakama pants, Kenshin leans forward, gracefully extending a fan with one hand as looks to the side. He is flanked by two seated warriors dressed in fine armor, with a bonfire blazing at left. Floating in the air before him, musicians accompany him on flute and hand drum. A nobleman standing at left wears blue pants with the white crest of the Taira Clan, and he scowls angrily at the performance. Cloth panels and drapery overhead features the intricate Kenshin mon or crest of two sparrows enclosed in a ring of bamboo. At upper right, dark mountains loom in the distance against a gray sky. Nice expressive figures.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small losses and tears at edges, some repaired. Toning, creasing, slight soiling, a few stains. Please see photos for details.

Saijo Uesugi Kenshin Dancing before Ghosts, 1868 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Saijo Uesugi Kenshin Dancing before Ghosts, 1868 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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