by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Series; Handsome and Brave Heroes of the Suikoden, 1866 - 1867
Handsome and Brave Heroes of the Suikoden - In 1866, Yoshitoshi began work on a fantastic 50 print series called the "Handsome and Brave Heroes of the Suikoden" (Biyu Suikoden). Instead of depicting the traditional characters from the novel "Suikoden," Yoshitoshi chose to use his own set of heroes from Japanese history and legend for this series. He also incorporated spirits and monsters, resulting in a very unusual and creative twist on the classic Suikoden theme. These bold and lively images feature beautifully colored and detailed figures in striking poses, many with supernatural or magical creatures. Some feature deluxe embellishments such as embossing or burnishing. These early chuban designs by Yoshitoshi are a great choice for a collector interested in this legendary tale.
Takiyashahime Seated at an Armrest Visited by Toads, 1867 - Intriguing scene of Princess Takiyasha visited by toads as she plots against those responsible for the death of her father, the warrior Taira no Masakado. Staying in her father's ruined palace at Soma, she has sworn to avenge his death using toad magic to assist her. She sits on a cushion leaning against a fine lacquer armrest as the toads gather on the ground before her. A young boy watches from her side, and the tattered remains of a trellis and reed blind fill the background against the night sky. Beautifully detailed with embossing on the beauty's white kimono.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 9 1/4" x 6 5/8"
Condition - This print with good color and excellent detail as shown. Slight soiling, a few creases and slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.