Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared - Designed in 1886, Chikanobu's extraordinary "Eastern Brocade" series features a fantastic range of subjects, including brave warriors, eerie ghosts, timeless beauties, and famous figures from traditional tales of triumph and treachery. These beautiful images bring the history and legends of
Lady Senju, No. 29 - Lovely scene from the Tale of the Heike, which tells the epic story of the battles between the Taira and Minamoto clans. The beautiful Lady Senju, an attendant of Minamoto no Yoritomo, performs a dance before a captured warrior, Taira no Shigehira. In return Shigehira played the lute and sang for her. After Shigehira's execution, Lady Senju became a nun. The inset above shows Shigehira watching the Minamoto fleet prior to the Battle of Muroyama. Excellent detail in the beauty's flowing hair, with faint embossing in the kimono. A wonderful design from this classic tale and a great choice for samurai enthusiasts.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. A couple faint marks. Please see photos for details.
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