Kesa and Morito by Kobayashi, Kiyochika
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900: item # 961903
Please refer to our stock # 961903 when inquiring.
Depiction of: This print shows Endo Morito just about to cut off Kesa Gozen's head, thinking that it is her husband's
head that he's about to cut off.
Period: Meiji - 1885
Size: 13.75 x 9 inches
Condition: Very Good. This series of prints were mounted as an album at one time, and it explains the backing. This is the reason why the colors are still vivid and bright. Although there are creases and fold lines, there is no loss of color, so the lines are not that noticeable. (Matted print)
Description: This series was published by Matsuki Heikichi starting from 1885 to 1890, and included 52 prints by 7 artists. Each print showed a famous person from Japanese history from the series Foundations of Morality and Success.
Henry D. Smith II, Kiyochika - Artist of Meiji Japan, pp.74-75.