Utagawa KUNIYOSHI (signed Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi Ga with Yoshikiri seal) - No. 49 Koayakawa Saemonnosuke Takakane
Kobayakawa Takakage was a feudal lord of the Sengoku and Azuchi-Momoyama periods. He was the third son of Môri Motonari, was adopted by the Kobayakawa clan and became the 14th clan head. He became a commander of the Môri army and as the head of the Kobayakawa clan, he expanded the clan's territory in the Chûgoku region. Takakage was at first opposed to Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi, but later he swore loyalty and became a retainer of Hideyoshi. Hideyoshi gave Takakage the title of Chûnagon and also appointed him to the Council of Five Elders, but he died before Hideyoshi in 1597.
About 23,0 x 34,8 cm
Impression: very good
State of conservation: good
, very light vertical center fold