by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Series; Yoshitoshi's Courageous Warriors
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.
Sagaminokami Hojo Takatoki Fighting Tengu, 1883 - Terrific image of Sagaminokami Hojo Takatoki battling tengu, winged, long-nosed demons. Hojo Takatoki served as the last Regent for the Kamakura Shogunate during the troubles leading up to the Nanboku-cho Wars. Although he became a monk, he lived a life of excess and debauchery before committing suicide when Ashikaga forces attacked him and his family at Kamakura. Here, laughing tengu swoop at the regent, taunting him as he ineffectually waves his fan at them. His head is shaved, and he wears a tan kimono patterned with wisteria tucked into purple hakama pants. The tengu are wonderfully detailed with grizzled faces and flowing hair, pointed nails and black and white feathered wings. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has this image in its collection. A terrific design with delicate cloth embossing on Takatori's white sash.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few stains and creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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