Portraits of the Generations of the Tokugawa of Clan, 1875

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Portraits of the Generations of the Tokugawa of Clan, 1875 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Portraits of the Generations of the Tokugawa of Clan, 1875

Comments - Handsome group portrait of the fifteen Tokugawa Shoguns, with the first Shogun Ieyasu seated at top center wearing a black robe and court cap. He is surrounded by young and old samurai, in a variety of casual and formal dress. At lower left, the fifth Shogun Tsunayoshi, known as the "Dog Shogun," sits on a cushion stroking a white dog. At upper right, a young boy practices riding on a saddle across a wooden horse. Red draperies hang overhead, and a text block at upper right lists the rulers. Beautifully detailed with burnished patterns on the black robes, burnishing on the court caps and black edge of the cushion, and embossing on the dog's fur and the white fur chaps at upper left. A great subject for samurai enthusiasts.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 27 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal fold near bottom edge. Small losses at edges, a few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few wrinkles, light staining at edges. Please see photos for details.

Portraits of the Generations of the Tokugawa of Clan, 1875 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Portraits of the Generations of the Tokugawa of Clan, 1875 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)