The Fifteenth of the Line: Lord Tokugawa Yoshinobu

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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The Fifteenth of the Line: Lord Tokugawa Yoshinobu by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Fifteenth of the Line: Lord Tokugawa Yoshinobu

Series; Annals of the Tokugawa Administration, 1875 - 1876
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The Fifteenth of the Line: Lord Tokugawa Yoshinobu - Fantastic triptych showing the fifteenth and final Tokugawa Shogun, Yoshinobu, standing on a boat as his men row him across the white capped water. He is escaping to his ship, the Kanyomaru, following the Battle of Toba-Fushimi. Yoshinobu resigned his position in late 1867 to make way for the new Meiji government. In the prow of the boat, a samurai holding a gun points to the distant shore where smoke billows into the dark night sky. A dramatic night scene with expressive faces and a melancholy, atmospheric setting. Includes extensive burnishing on the black kimono, boat, and ship.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 28 1/2" + top margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Losses and wormholes, some repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.

The Fifteenth of the Line: Lord Tokugawa Yoshinobu by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
The Fifteenth of the Line: Lord Tokugawa Yoshinobu by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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