Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "The Parting of Shizuka Gozen from Yoshitsune at Mount Yoshino"
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In this exceptional and rare triptych by Kuniyoshi, Shizuka Gozen (Lady Shizuka), a beloved concubine of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, parts ways with Yoshitsune on Mount Yoshino in the aftermath of his banishment from Kyoto by Minamoto no Yoritomo following the Genpei War (1180-1185). Captured by Yoritomo and returned to Kyoto, where she gives birth to Yoshitsune's son, Lady Shizuka's life is intricately linked to the stories and mythology surrounding Yoshitsune.
Lady Shizuka is shown in the center panel, who is being helped by Yoshitsune (right panel) and his men. On the left panel is Benkei, a loyal retainer of Yoshitsune whose exploits have similarly been etched into Japanese history and folklore. A spectacular design showing some of Japan's most famous and revered historical figures.
Size: Oban Triptych
Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwazo
Condition: Edges slightly worn, otherwise excellent color and condition
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.
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).