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Title

(Loyal retainer Tadanobu) , from the series The vicissitudes of the Minamoto and Taira clans

1885

Artist

Toyohara (Yōshū) Chikanobu

Japan

1838 – 1912

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Genpei seisui ki: Jû-san
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    1885
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    35.2 x 24.3 cm image; 37.1 x 25.3 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Yôshû Chikanobu hitsû [and artist's seal]".
    Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    159.1997
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Toyohara (Yōshū) Chikanobu

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Produced in the mid to late 19th century, the period often referred to as the 'decadent' period of ukiyo-e; the subject matter reflect the feeling of unrest in Japan when the Shogunate Government was losing its grip on the rising powers of merchants & progressive regions. The subtlety of the pleasure seeking 'floating world' of earlier times gave way to depictions of emotional drama or violence taken from historical battles, stories of heroic deeds & the kabuki theatre.

    Text inscription in work: 'Satô Shirô Hyôe Tadanobu put on (his master Yoshitsune's) sword and armour, and took on the scores of approaching temple soldiers of Yoshino. He ran up the five-story pagoda and jumped off at the back of the pagoda. One Rokusen of Yokokawa, a soldier monk reknowned for his strength, also jumped off and chased him. Tadanobu fought Rokusen, killed him, then followed his master to the Capital.'

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

Other works by Toyohara (Yōshū) Chikanobu

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