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Japanese scroll painting samurai armored YOSHITSUNE by GEKKO

Japanese scroll painting samurai armored YOSHITSUNE by GEKKO

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1980: Item # 1425472
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Japanese scroll painted with ink and colors on silk depicting a daimyo (feudal lord) in full military armor and a quiver full of arrows on his back before a battle. He is seated on a low chair on top of a tiger skin, a low table with sake cup, chopsticks and few small plates with condiments. There is a stretched textile screen behind him and a kneeling armored attendant holding a tall narrow banner. Judging by the characters on the banner, the main character is Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159 – 1189) - a very successful military commander of the Minamoto clan during the Genpei War against the Taira, who helped his half-brother Yoritomo to become the first shogun of the Kamakura period. He is considered one of the greatest and the most popular warriors of his era, and one of the most famous samurai fighters in the history of Japan. Excellent detailed painting with beautiful use of color, wonderful brushwork, great composition in Japanese taste, the painting is in excellent condition, rich silk brocade mounts, bone scroll ends. Signed in ink by GEKKO and marked with 2 red paste seals. Painting size 41.5 x 16.5 inches, scroll size 75 x 21 inches.