Toyohara Kunichika, "Fujiwara no Tokihira"
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A court noble in the early Heian period (794-1185) Fujiwara no Tokihira was known to be a savvy politician who rose rapidly in the Fujiwara clan. Although he died young, Tokihira is known to have accomplished many reforms that persisted through the Heian period. Here he is shown in full regalia set in a domineering pose. A beautiful and intricate design.
Toyohara Kunichika's series, Mirror of Demonic People, Good and Evil, comprises a total of 32 prints featuring warriors and bandits in Japanese history and folklore whose exploits exemplify both the good and evil in human nature. Tokaido Arts is pleased to present a rare selection of designs from this incredible series.
Series: Mirror of Demonic People, Good and Evil
Format: Oban (approx. 9" x 14")
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24" x 1/2", Classic Wood, Ebony
Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was a prolific woodblock print artist whose works portraying kabuki plays and actors are noted for their use of rich, deep colors.