Burning Incense at Daitoku-ji, 1883 - Intriguing depiction of Oda Nobunaga's memorial service at Daitoku Temple in Murasakino. Nobunaga's loyal retainer, Hideyoshi, stands at right with Nobunaga's young grandson, Prince Samboshi, perched on a stepped platform beside him. Hideyoshi supported Prince Samboshi as Nobunaga's successor, with himself as the guardian, a move disputed by Nobunaga's two living sons. At left, a nobleman in an olive green robe reacts angrily, enraged by Hideyoshi's suggestion. Hideyoshi appears startled by the response, his eyes wide and mouth turned down in a frown. He wears a beautiful black court robe with a burnished pattern of paulownia leaves, and a black court cap. A retainer kneeling beside him is ready to spring to his defense, and even Prince Samboshi reaches for his sword. Wonderful detail in the drapery and objects displayed on the altar. A fascinating subject.
Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 19" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. A couple creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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