Comments - Wonderful Edo era kakemono or vertical diptych of a young samurai with a falcon perched on his gloved hand. He 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 - 28 1/4" x 9 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. Horizontal folds. Small loss at edge, a couple holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning, soiling, and curling, a few stains. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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