Kato Kiyomasa, No. 18

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Kato Kiyomasa, No. 18 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kato Kiyomasa, No. 18

Series; Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared

Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared - Designed in 1886, Chikanobu's extraordinary "Eastern Brocade" series features a fantastic range of subjects, including brave warriors, eerie ghosts, timeless beauties, and famous figures from traditional tales of triumph and treachery. These beautiful images bring the history and legends of Japan to life with colorful characters and a wonderful attention to detail. Note the appealing compositions and fine printing in these Meiji era masterworks, many of which include deluxe treatments such as burnishing, embossing, or the addition of mica. These attractive designs are a nice choice to collect or display.

Kato Kiyomasa, No. 18 - Terrific scene of the warrior Kato Kiyomasa rescuing women from Fushimi Castle in Kyoto after a devastating earthquake in 1596. Dressed in full armor and carrying a naginata, he kneels solicitously beside a young woman near the tent walls of an encampment. At right smoke pours from the ruins of the building. Above, young boys practice martial arts in the countryside. A wonderfully detailed image with vibrant color, embossing on the white kimono, and burnishing on the black court cap.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 1/8" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail.

Kato Kiyomasa, No. 18 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Kato Kiyomasa, No. 18 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)