Tale of Soga Brothers

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Chukashige Morikawa
Published 1881
Dimensions Ôban tate-e triptych [Each sheet ~15.6 x 10.7 inches]
Notes Signature: Chikashige
Publisher: Hayashi Kichizo

A particularly favourite subject in ukiyo-e, 'The Soga Brothers' follows two brothers seeking to avenge their murdered father, recounting their trials and hardships along the way. When they were only young boys, their father was murdered by the retinue of Kudo Suketsune, a retainer of a twelfth-century warlord.

Chukashige Morikawa (fl. 1869-1880's) was a Japanese woodblock artist. He was a pupil of Toyohara Kunichika.

Condition: Some creasing to sheets.
Framing mounted
Price £375.00
Stock ID 51271