Ichiryusai HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)



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Taira no Kiyomori kaii o miru zue, “Taira no Kiyomori Haunted by Strange Sights.” Towards the end of his life, Kiyomori, the head of the Taira clan, was obsessed with and hallucinated that his vanquished enemies had come back for retribution. Shows Kiyomori and his lover on the engawa of the palace confronted by a multitude of snow covered sculls and skeletons in the garden. Published by Kinseido, c 1845. Hiroshige’s best musha-e triptych. A much sought after and rare design.

Fine impression, colour and condition. Signed Hiroshige ga.

Status: Sold

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