Eastern Brocades: No. 17, Akechi Mitsuhide
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Eastern Brocades: No. 17, Akechi Mitsuhide, n.d.
Ink on Paper
13 1/16 in. x 9 3/16 in. (331.79 mm x 233.36 mm)
No. 17. Back to back print with 93.6.13. Note: title can be read "Azumae chuya kurabe," however, treat this as one of the "Azumanishiki chuya kurabe" series.
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu”
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.
Although a trusted retainer of the warlord Oda Nobunaga (1510-1551), Akechi Mitsuhide (1528-1582) was enraged when Nobunaga murdered his mother. Mitsuhide attacked Nobunaga at the Kyoto temple of Honno-ji, setting it afire. Nobunaga reportedly committed suicide.
Inset: Confrontation at Azuchi Castle, Nobunaga's home base.
For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.
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