Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891

by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Original Toshikata (1866 - 1908) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891

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Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891 - Interesting triptych depicting the young samurai Kusunoki Masatsura rescuing the Lady Ben from her enemies, stopping for a brief rest as they escape through the countryside. The beauty lifts a blind to peer out of the palanquin she has been riding in, Masatsura standing alongside as his two retainers point to men approaching across a small stream. After the death of his father, the great general Kusunoki Masashige, Masatsura continued his clan's support of the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo during the war between the Southern and Northern courts. Sadly, he died at the age of twenty-two at the Battle of Shijo Nawate. Beautifully drawn with delicate line work and fine detail.

Artist - Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Staining, toning, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)
Kusunoki Masatsura Rescuing Ben-no-Naishi, 1891 by Toshikata (1866 - 1908)

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