Comments - Handsome kabuki triptych depicting a scene from the life of the great leader, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a loyal retainer of Oda Nobunaga. At the memorial service for Nobunaga in Daitoku Temple in Murasakino, Hideyoshi proposed that Nobunaga's infant grandson should succeed him, with himself acting as guardian. Nobunaga's sons were greatly angered by this move. Hideyoshi stands in the center holding the young Prince Sanposhi in his arm, frowning unhappily at Oda Katsunaga at left, one of Nobunaga's sons. Hideyoshi wears a black robe with a beautiful burnished scroll pattern, and a black court cap. The bearded Katsunaga frowns up at him, his hand resting atop a fan. He wears a long court cap with a burnished dotted pattern. Two other samurai watch from the right, grimacing angrily. The actor at left is Ichikawa Danjuro. A lively scene with large figures and vibrant color, beautifully detailed with extensive burnishing.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Three panels attached at the seams. A few small holes and losses repaired. Some paper remnants at left edge. SOme rubbing, soiling and small stains. Please see photos for details. Good overall.