Empress Jingu and Retainers, 1858

by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

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Empress Jingu and Retainers, 1858 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

Original Sadahide (1807 - 1873) Japanese Woodblock Print
Empress Jingu and Retainers, 1858

Comments - Handsome triptych depicting the legendary Empress Jingu and her troops. She was famous for invading Korea in the third century. She sits on a folding stool at right with a battle fan in hand, wearing a tunic and pants over a suit of armor, surrounded by retainers. At bottom center, her minister Takenouchi no Sukune crouches on the ground, holding a baby to his chest. At lower left, treasures are piled atop trays alongside rolls of cloth, while at upper left, other samurai carry cloth-wrapped bundles from a ship with a magnificent rooster or phoenix prow. Pine trees frame the ocean with a red sun on the horizon. An interesting subject, nicely detailed.

Artist - Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 3/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Losses and thinning at edges, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, rubbing, a few creases. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Empress Jingu and Retainers, 1858 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)
Empress Jingu and Retainers, 1858 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

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