by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Series; Heroic Stories of the Taiheiki (Taiheiki Eiyuden)
Heroic Stories of the Taiheiki - Few other Japanese woodblock printmakers ever matched Kuniyoshi's detail and artistry in the genre of warrior prints. Published between 1847 - 1850, Kuniyoshi's fantastic series, "Heroic Stories of the Taiheiki," or Grand Pacification, presents fifty full-length portraits of famous warriors involved in the closing period of the civil wars in 16th century Japan, just before unification of the country. These dramatic images show these leaders engaged in battle or posing heroically in all their military glory. Kuniyoshi captures the unique aspects of each warrior, with texts above detailing their heroic careers. These prints are a great opportunity to collect a part of Japanese history, dynamically documented by the leading master of warrior prints. Bid now on one of these great warrior prints!
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small loss at corner, a few wormholes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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