Naval Tryptic - SOLD

Naval Tryptic is an original Nishiki-e realized in 1863 by the Japanese master Utagawa Hiroshige (Edo, 1797-1858). 

From the print suite "The Road to the Capital, Spring 1863" (Bunkyu san haru no miyako michi), a collection of 55 ukiyo-e nishiki-e preserved at the Boston Museum. 

Original Title: Minamoto Yoritomo kô jôkyô no zu (Lord minamoto Yoritomo Goes to Kyoto). 

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Artist Hiroshige Utagawa
Typology Original Prints
Technique Xilograph
Editor Hirookaya, Hirooka Kosuke
Period 1860s
Year 1863
Signature Not signed
Conditions Good (minor cosmetic wear)
Dimensions (cm) 26 x 0.3 x 57

Naval Trypticis an original Nishiki-e realized in 1863 by the Japanese masterUtagawa Hiroshige(Edo, 1797-1858). 

From the print suite "The Road to the Capital, Spring 1863"(Bunkyu san haru no miyako michi),
a collection of 55 ukiyo-e nishiki-e preserved at the Boston Museum. 

Original Title: Minamoto Yoritomo kô jôkyô no zu (Lord minamoto Yoritomo Goes to Kyoto).   

This artwork, as well as the whole series, describes the historical event really happened in the year 1863: the Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi, the commander of the Japanese army, went to Kyoto with 3000 soldiers to meet the emperor Koumei with the promise of restore power to the imperial family. This would have caused the end of the Samurai role. This event has not happened since 229 years.

In November 1867, the shogun successor, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, officially restore authority to the emperor and than begin the Meiji period and the sunset of the legendary samurai figure.
Thirteen important painters of the time were chosen, to narrate this Japanese epic story.

There was also a law that forbid family names from being reported, so the painters was obliged to use other names to indicate the name of the Tokugawa Iemochi shogun. In this case the shogun is called the 12th century Minamoto Yorimoto.

In very good conditions, except for visible foxing and some discoloration. Including a wooden frame.

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