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Scroll, Kusunoki Masashige, Kano Eishin, Japan, Edo per

Scroll, Kusunoki Masashige, Kano Eishin, Japan, Edo per

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1036557

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Hanging scroll with portrait of the samurai Kusunoki Masashige (1294-1366), sitting cross-legged in full armor on a mat made of deer skin. In front of him his bow and a banner with his family crest of a chrysanthemum on water. Signed at lower left: Hogen Eishin hitsu and red seal. Attributed to Kano Eishin. Black ink, mineral colors, gofun and gold on silk. Japan, Edo period, 18th century.
Comes with woorden storage box, inscribed: Kusunoki Masashige, Eishin hitsu. Painted area 15” x 10”; total height: 46.25” (ca. 38 x 25.5 cm; 117.5 cm).
Browned, some of the gofun rubbed, but in good and stable condition. New mounting.

Kano Eishin (1717-1763).

Kusunoki Masashige was a samurai who fought for Emperor Go-Daigo (14th century) in his attempt to overthrow the Kamakura rulers. He became the symbol of samurai loyalty.