Young Falconer Kakemono - Wonderful Edo era kakemono or vertical diptych of a young samurai with a falcon perched on his gloved hand. The samurai looks to the side, a slender wooden crop held in his hand. The curious bird looks overhead with a keen eye, watching for prey. Falconry was a popular sport among the upper class during the Tokugawa period, a symbol of status and nobility. A terrific image of this favorite pastime of the samurai.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 27 3/4" x 9 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. Small tear at edge, a couple holes, repaired. Toning, creasing, slight soiling, a few paper remnants at edges from previous mounting. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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