Series; Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan
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Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan - Yoshitoshi designed this fantastic series of fifty-one prints of military heroes from 1876 to 1882. These dramatic images of famous warriors created a sensation with the Japanese public. Full of violence and intense emotions, Yoshitoshi's bold and innovative compositions tackled a historic subject using a modern style. His realism and drafting skill captured the important legacy of these national heroes at a time when Japan was struggling with the aftermath of the Satsuma Rebellion. Classic Yoshitoshi images, these dynamic prints are a great choice for collectors.
Takeda Daizendayu Harunobu (Nyudo Shingen) - Interesting scene of Takeda Daizendayu Harunobu in a field with a retainer. Known as a brilliant military strategist, Takeda was a powerful daimyo in Kai Province and became legendary for his battles against Uesugi Kenshin of Echigo Province. When he became a Buddhist monk, he took the name of Shingen. He is shown here leaning thoughtfully against a fan, his sword bearer beside him, partially hidden by the tall grass. An extensive palace complex is visible in the distance. An intriguing portrait of this well-known general, with fine shading in the grass and dark night sky.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 12 1/2" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Backed with paper and remargined. A few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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