by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Series; Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan
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.
Sakanoue no Karitamaro Drawing His Bow, 1880 - Handsome depiction of the eighth-century general Sakanoue no Karitamaro drawing his bow during a confrontation outside a mansion. He strikes a bold pose as he pulls back the string, ready to take aim and fire. Behind him, a warrior lunges forward with his sword at an enemy, who raises his own weapon high above his head. The gnarled and twisted trees created a dramatic setting for this portrait of a great samurai known for his military prowess. Includes burnishing on the black court cap and metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the pattern on the gray and white robe.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A couple small wormholes. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots, a couple stains at edges. Please see photos for details.
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