Complete Picture of the Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1859

by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

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Complete Picture of the Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1859 by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

Original Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874) Japanese Woodblock Print
Complete Picture of the Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1859

Comments - Terrific triptych of the great Minamoto leader Yoshitsune with his nineteen loyal retainers in traveling in his ship. The warrior monk Benkei stands in the prow, keeping a lookout for enemies, his monk's mantle wrapped about his head. Yoshitsune sits in the center of the cabin, wearing armor and a horned helmet, a folding fan in his hand. White-capped waves crash against side of the ship, and at right, tassels and banners flutter in the wind. A fantastic woodblock with wonderful detail, and a classic samurai subject. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.

Artist - Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

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

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small holes, repaired. Toning, slight soiling, a few creases, small paper remnant in margin. Please see photos for details.

Complete Picture of the Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1859 by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)
Complete Picture of the Nineteen Retainers of Yoshitsune, 1859 by Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)

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