Title: Benkei and the Stormy Sea
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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