The Betrothal of Tametomo and Shiranui-hime, 1849 - 1852

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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The Betrothal of Tametomo and Shiranui-hime, 1849 - 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Betrothal of Tametomo and Shiranui-hime, 1849 - 1852

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The Betrothal of Tametomo and Shiranui-hime, 1849 - 1852 - Handsome illustration of the betrothal of Minamoto no Tametomo to Princess Shiranui, the daughter of Aso Tadakuni. The princess stands at left, accompanied by three attendants. At right, the young Tametomo, known for his archery skills, holds a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other. Her father sits on a folding stool in the center, surrounded by kneeling retainers. They all look up to follow the flight of a crane just released by the monk at bottom center, a pious Buddhist practice. The scene takes place in a valley between steeply sloping hills covered with blossoming cherry trees, with a pagoda and temple rooftop visible at left and a set of stone stairs leading up the hill at right. An intriguing subject with a lovely spring setting.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14" x 28 1/2"

Condition - Good detail. Vertical fold at side of each panel. Loss at edge, a few holes, repaired. A few creases.

The Betrothal of Tametomo and Shiranui-hime, 1849 - 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
The Betrothal of Tametomo and Shiranui-hime, 1849 - 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
The Betrothal of Tametomo and Shiranui-hime, 1849 - 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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