Minamoto no Yoshitomo Battling Osada Kagemune in Owari Province, 1879

by Yoshitoshi (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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Minamoto no Yoshitomo Battling Osada Kagemune in Owari Province, 1879 by Yoshitoshi (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitoshi (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Minamoto no Yoshitomo Battling Osada Kagemune in Owari Province, 1879

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.

Minamoto no Yoshitomo Battling Osada Kagemune in Owari Province, 1879 - Dramatic scene of Minamoto no Yoshitomo battling Osada Kagemune in Owari Province. According to legend, Yoshitomo was ambushed and killed while visiting the baths at a hot spring. Here the unarmed warrior attempts to fight off his attackers, sending an opponent tumbling backwards head over heels while simultaneously trying to wrench a pole arm from another enemy. A third samurai sprawls on the ground, but eventually, Yoshitomo was overpowered and killed. Nicely detailed with touches of burnishing on the armor. A great depiction of this valiant samurai's final battle, full of energy and action.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Minamoto no Yoshitomo Battling Osada Kagemune in Owari Province, 1879 by Yoshitoshi (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Minamoto no Yoshitomo Battling Osada Kagemune in Owari Province, 1879 by Yoshitoshi (active circa 1840 - 1880)