Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "Guan Yu Meets with Cao Cao"
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The military general Guan Yu played a central role in bringing about the end of the Han Dynasty and heralding in the period of the Three Kingdoms in 3rd century China. His achievements and military victories were memorialized in the 14th century Chinese novel, "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms," which became a popular historical and military story in Japan.
Guan Yu is shown in this magnificent and rare triptych mounted on a horse and wielding a pudao (polearm weapon). His troops stand in formation behind him as he meets with Cao Cao to plot an alliance.
Series: A Popular Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Size: Oban Triptych
Publisher: Tsutaya Kichizo
Condition: Crease on middle panel, light trimming, otherwise excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 22" x 40” x 3/4", Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
Custom matting available for triptych prints. Sizes will be determined for best presentation in consultation with customer - overall size range will be 20" - 22" (height) X 38" - 40" (width). Note that additional shipping charges apply (sorry, no international shipping available for matted triptychs).
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) is one of Japan's greatest masters of ukiyo-e printmaking from the Edo period. Many of Kuniyoshi's works are regarded today as archetypes of woodblock prints produced during the Edo period and highly prized by collectors.