The Boatman Matsuemon, Actually Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu

by Meiji artist (unsigned)

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The Boatman Matsuemon, Actually Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu by Meiji  artist (unsigned)

Original Meiji artist (unsigned) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Boatman Matsuemon, Actually Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu

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The Boatman Matsuemon, Actually Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu - Striking kabuki portrait of the boatman Matsuemon perched in a rugged pine keeping a lookout. Matsuemon is actually the great warrior Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu, a retainer of the Minamoto no Yoshinaka. After his Yoshinaka's death, Higuchi rescued his master's son and escaped disguised as a sailor. Here, he shields his eyes with his hand as he keeps watch, frowning as he looks up, a bloody wound on his forehead. He wears a blue shirt with a distinctive tie-dyed pattern favored by boatmen, his hair blowing wildly about his face. Pine branches frame the softly shaded night sky behind him. A great dramatic design.

Artist - Meiji artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. A couple small repairs and marks, fold at corner. Please see photos for details.

The Boatman Matsuemon, Actually Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu by Meiji  artist (unsigned)
The Boatman Matsuemon, Actually Higuchi no Jiro Kanemitsu by Meiji  artist (unsigned)

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