Kuniyoshi (Taiheki)
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Artist: Kuniyoshi (Taiheki)
Date: ca.1848
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e, 10 by 14.5 inches
Description: Matsunaga Daizen Hisahide kneeling on a fur mat, a wrapped dirk before him, about to commit seppuku; he dashes to peices the heirloom tea-kettle to prevent it falling into the hands of Nobunaga at the fall of Shikizan castle.
Series: Heroic Stories of the Taiheki
Publisher: Yamamoto-ya Heikichi
Condition: Very Good
Impression: Very Good
Notes: Matsunaga Hisahide was born in the province of Yamashiro as a farmer. He became a retainer of Miyoshi Nagayoshi (1523 - 1564) and seized the territory of the Miyoshi clan, when his lord had died. Then he defeated the 13th Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiteru (1536 -1565), but later on he was overthrown by Nobunaga.
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