by Yoshimune II (1863 - 1893)
Series; Sixty-six Selected Snow Stories
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
A Meiji Collection print, opening at $59 - We purchased an interesting Meiji collection with a variety of prints and artists. We’re offering the prints, over two days, in our market driven $59 opening bid auctions – any high bid wins.
Sato Tadanobu 1892 - Terrific image of the Yoshitsune's loyal retainer Sato Tadanobu facing a warrior monk at the temple on Mt. Yoshino. While under attack, the brave Tadanobu disguised himself in his master's armor, allowing Yoshitsune to escape safely while he faced the enemy. Here, he peers around the corner of the shrine, gripping his sword upright as a priest waits in the snow with a naginata, looking the other direction. He wears a gray tunic and monk's cowl over his armor and yellow and blue patterned pants, his robe fluttering in the wind around him. A fantastic design, wonderfully detailed, with burnishing on the black lacquer window frame and doors, and the armor, and a spattering of hand-applied gofun (white pigment) to simulate falling snow.
Artist - Yoshimune II (1863 - 1893)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots and stains. Please see photos for details.
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