Description The 12th-century military leader Saito Sanemori was killed at the age of seventy-two in the battle of Shinowara. Before the battle, having a premonition that he would not return alive, he had requested permission to wear a general's red brocade robe. He had also dyed his gray hair black in order to appear more youthful. In this print, Sanemori's ghost is shown relating his story. In a small square, we see Sanemori having his beard dyed.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1989, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Kogyo
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., 1989
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