C1884

Setsugekka: Yamashiro, Rokuhara yuki, Daijo nyudo Jokai. (Yamashiro, Snow at Rokuhara, Prime Minister Monk Jokai).

Artist:

Toyohara (Yoshu) Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

One of Chikanobu’s most sought after designs. Taira no Kiyomori (118-1181), head of the Heike clan was ruthless in his pursuit of political power and victory. He crushed the Genji clan in 1160, taking the position of chancellor in 1167, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Setsugekka: Yamashiro, Rokuhara yuki, Daijo nyudo Jokai. (Yamashiro, Snow at Rokuhara, Prime Minister Monk Jokai).

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Toyohara (Yoshu) Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Woodblock
AUTHENTICITY
Setsugekka: Yamashiro, Rokuhara yuki, Daijo nyudo Jokai. (Yamashiro, Snow at Rokuhara, Prime Minister Monk Jokai). - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

One of Chikanobu’s most sought after designs. Taira no Kiyomori (118-1181), head of the Heike clan was ruthless in his pursuit of political power and victory. He crushed the Genji clan in 1160, taking the position of chancellor in 1167, marrying his daughter to Emperor Takakura, placing the Emperor Goshirakawa under house arrest in 1779 and making his grandson Emperor at the age of two. In his later years, he began to have horrific visions in which the spirits of the numerous courtiers and warriors he had killed, returned to haunt him. He is depicted here surrounded by his vision of snow covered skulls and skeletons. Inset The Shinto shrine of Itsukushima in the Inland Sea, patronised by Kiyomori. From the series Setsugekka. ‘Snow, Moon, Flowers’

Artist:

Toyohara (Yoshu) Chikanobu (1838-1912)

Chikanobu was an important Meiji period nishiki-e artist (multi-coloured wood block printing) who documented Japan’s transition into the modern era while promoting traditional Japanese values through his prints. Little is known of Chikanbou’s life as his personal effects were destroyed in the 1923 earthquake and/or bombings of Toyko in the 1940’s. His personal name was Hasimoto Naoyoshi and as the son of a samurai he fought in a number of battles. He became a pupil of Kuniyoshi; at the age of about 15, taking the name Yoshitsuru and after the death of Kuniyoshi, he studied under Kunisada in 1852 and later in 1862 under Kunichika. In 1875 he moved to Edo, firstly as an illustrator for a newspaper one and became of the most active and famous nishiki-e artists in Japan.

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