Princess Yaegaki and Takeda Katsuyori

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Princess Yaegaki and Takeda Katsuyori by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Princess Yaegaki and Takeda Katsuyori

A Fuji Arts special offer auction

Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at incentivized low bids, take a moment to be transported back to the age when samurai ruled Japan. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity for more than 250 years. Woodblock prints captured scenes from daily life, warriors and battles, the beauties of the Yoshiwara pleasure district, kabuki, and travelers along the Tokaido and Kisokaido roads. Watch for Age of the Samurai prints each week at Fuji Arts.

Princess Yaegaki and Takeda Katsuyori - Interesting kabuki scene from a play about Princess Yaegaki. A gardener joins her household who bears a striking resemblance to her dead fiance, Takeda Katsuyori. He is in fact Katsuyori, attempting to retrieve a precious Takeda helmet in the possession of her father. Here, the beauty looks down with a strange smile, watching her companion out of the corners of her eyes as she holds her long sleeve before her. Katsuyori looks back at her with a worried frown, concerned that she may recognize him. Autumn grasses and flowers flank the characters, with a garden gate at right. Onoe Kikugoro III plays Katsuyori. An attractive design.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 20 1/8"

Condition - Good detail. Diagonal wrinkle in right panel. A few repairs and creases.

Princess Yaegaki and Takeda Katsuyori by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Princess Yaegaki and Takeda Katsuyori by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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