The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1855

by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1855 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1855

Comments - Terrific triptych of the great Minamoto leader Yoshitsune with his nineteen loyal retainers traveling in his ship. Yoshitsune is seated in the center under the elegant black lacquer roof emblazoned with the paulownia crest of the Minamoto. He wears armor with a chest plate that also features paulownia, his fan in hand. In the center panel, the warrior monk Benkei grimaces angrily, a large wooden mallet and other weapons visible at his back. Another samurai stands in the prow of the boat, shading his eyes as he scans the horizon. Additional troop stand in the back, carrying their naginata upright. White-capped waves crash against side of the ship and tassels flutter in the wind. A fantastic, bold design with wonderful detail.

Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small losses at edges, many small holes, repaired. Toning, slight soiling and creasing. Please see photos for details.

The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1855 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
The Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1855 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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