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.
Kiso Komawakamaru Yoshinaka Conquering Tengu, 1866 - Great scene of the young Kiso Yoshinaka fighting with two tengu in the Kiso Mountains. Tengu are winged demons or spirits known for their fencing abilities, sometimes depicted with human features and very long noses or with bird-like beaks. He grabs one by its long nose, gripping it tightly as seizes the other by the throat, forcing it to the ground as it clutches at his arm, mouth open wide. Yoshinaka is dressed for hunting wearing a shoulder protector and fur chaps, with a quiver of arrows at his back. A fascinating subject from folklore with lively color.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 9 1/4" x 6 5/8"
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Slight thinning and separation along vertical fold, small losses at corners, a few holes, repaired. Slight soiling and rubbing. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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