Kobayashi KIYOCHIKA (1847-1915)




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An original painting showing Minamoto Yoshiie, a renowned archer, at the Nakoso checking station ( Kikuta noseki ) on the boundary of the Hitachi and Iwaki Provinces in 1087. He is said to have halted his horse here and composed a waka poem on the cherry blossom covering the path. This well known painting was exhibited at a special exhibition at the Ota Memorial Art Museum in 1989 of Kiyochika’s work and illustrated in the catalogue, no. 193, p.11. Full colour on silk. Image size 50 x 19.5 in, 127 x 49.5 cms. Painting in good condition. Old mount slightly worn top and bottom, but generally good condition. Wooden rollers and box. Signed and sealed Kiyochika.


Status: Sold




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