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Japanese Screen Portrait of Daimyo Maeda Toshinaga on Horseback

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1374124
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Maeda Toshinaga was a Japanese daimyo, who was the second head of the Kasa Domain. He was the eldest son of Maeda Toshiie and married one of Oda Nobunaga's daughters, Ei-Hime. He supported Tokugawa Ieyasu and, after receiving his brother Toshimasa's lands (Noto, 215,000 Koku), controlled a total of 1,250,000 Koku, an amount exceeded only by the Shogunate. Toshinaga built and resided in the Kanazawa Castle. He had no children and adopted his brother Toshitsune as his heir.

2-panel screen on gilt gofun paper painted with polychrome rimpa paint. Edo period 18th century textile mounted on edge with a lacquered frame. The ancestral portrait of Daimyo Maeda Toshinaga on horseback is a glimpse at his Kanazawa Castle with overhanging cherry tree blossom and a pine prunus.

18th Century Edo Period (1603-1868)

67" x 73"