Asian Art Online Auction

April 25, 2013

LOT 15
Boys’ Day Ningyo of Takeda Shingen and General Yamamoto Kansuke, 19th Century
  • Boys’ Day Ningyo of Takeda Shingen and General Yamamoto Kansuke, 19th Century
  • Boys’ Day Ningyo of Takeda Shingen and General Yamamoto Kansuke, 19th Century
  • Boys’ Day Ningyo of Takeda Shingen and General Yamamoto Kansuke, 19th Century

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Boys’ Day Ningyo of Takeda Shingen and General Yamamoto Kansuke, 19th Century

Dressed in heavy armour and a helmet, Takeda Shingen seated and holding a fan while General Yamamoto Kansuke approaches on horseback with the reigns in one hand, a samurai sword the other
tallest height 11.8" — 30 cm.
some minor fraying to flags

Estimate $100-$150

Realised: $48

About artist/note:

Both Takeda Shingen and General Yamamoto Kansuke are important figures in 16th century Japanese military history. Shingen, an influential daimyo (territorial lord) led several battles and expansions during Japan’s feudal area, most notably into the Totomi, Mikawa, and Mino Provinces in 1572. Yamamoto Kansuke, formally known as Haruyuki, was one of Takeda Shingen’s most trusted Twenty-Four Generals. With a notable military career, Kansuke died in combat during the fourth Battle of Kawanakajima.

Provenance:

Lots 39-41: Japanese Warrior Dolls from a Private Toronto Collection

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art