Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "Takeda Harunobu Nyudo Shingen"
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A rare and fabulous portrait by Kuniyoshi shows the general Takeda Harunobu Nyudo Shingen, whose victories during Japan's warring period made him one of the most powerful daimyo in feudal Japan in the 16th century. Here, Shingen's imposing presence is amplified by his elaborate helmet and armor. The war fan and battle scene in the background is a wonderful embellishment to the composition.
Series: Hundred Generals Battle at Kawanakajima
Date: c. 1845
Publisher: Kiyomidzu-ya Naojiro Kichizo
Condition: Edges worn, fold vertical center, otherwise excellent color and impression
Frame Shown: 16” x 24”, Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
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.