Re: woodcut

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Posted by Alec W. ( on May 05, 2021 at 20:50:50:

In Reply to: woodcut posted by nikita on May 05, 2021 at 13:11:10:

The print is an example of a "chirimen-gami" 縮緬紙 ("crepe") print. Crepe prints were a sort of novelty item, especially popular in the Meiji period but also produced earlier. Both creped and uncreped versions of the same design were often made.

I'm not sure what the depicted battle is, but among the figures I see:

- Toyotomi Hideyoshi (top left) 「羽柴 豊臣 秀吉」
- Ishida Mitsunari (next to Hideyoshi) 「石田 佐吉 三成」
- Ii Naomasa (upper right) 「井伊 方 直政」
- Asano Nagamasa (middle left) 「浅野 長政」

There appears to be a signature at the lower left, mostly obscured by the frame... perhaps examining the print out of the frame would reveal more information.


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