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Benkei and the Stormy Sea

Benkei and the Stormy Sea
by Unknown- Hideshizu- Shusei

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Artist: Unknown- Hideshizu- Shusei
Title: Benkei and the Stormy Sea
Date 1st edition?1899
Publisher 1st edition?Morimoto Shotaro
Publisher (this edition)?Morimoto Shotaro
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 38282
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Title Benkei and the Stormy Sea
Artist not identified
Signature Signature was read as "Hideshizu" or "Shusei"
Dated 1899
Publisher Morimoto Shotaro
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression excellent
Colors excellent - very good
Condition very good … light toning, upper margins creased, slightly soiled and wrinkled, metallic transfer stains in the middle of the left sheet, not album backed.
Description Unusual Meiji triptych depicting the ominous lightning during the storm at Daimotsu Bay. Benkei and Yoshitsune's men will be confronted by the ghosts of Taira clan. This famous episode had been depicted numerous times by different artists.
Format 3 Oban tate-e
Width 29.5 inches = 75.0 cm
Height 14.8 inches = 37.5 cm

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