Chikanobu (1838-1912)

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Title:
Sawamura Sojuro as Akechi Mitsuhide
Date:
c.1890
Size:
14.75 x 30
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Condition:
Fine impression, color and condition.
INV. #:
02206448
Price:
$2,250
 
A scene from an Unidentified play about the war chronicles of of Akechi Mitsuhide. Here we find him swimming on horseback acroos Lake Biwa desparately trying to get home after refusing to fight his brother. There he kills his family and commits seppuku to avoid crucifiction.
He was both a vassal and enemy of Nobunaga. The play is possibly Mikka-denk???.