Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891

Comments - Wonderful triptych depicting the young samurai Kusunoki Masatsura rescuing the Lady Ben from her enemies, stopping for a brief rest as they escape through the countryside. The beauty lifts a blind to peer out of the palanquin she has been riding in, Masatsura standing alongside as his two retainers point to men approaching across a small stream. After the death of his father, the great general Kusunoki Masashige, Masatsura continued his clan's support of the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo during the war between the Southern and Northern courts. Sadly, he died at the age of twenty-two at the Battle of Shijo Nawate. Beautifully drawn with delicate line work and fine detail. A terrific image with a lovely landscape setting.

Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29" + margins as shown

Condition - With excellent color and detail. Some soiling and creasing. Please see photos for details.

Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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