Ashikaga Takauji and Nitta Yoshisada, 1878

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Ashikaga Takauji and Nitta Yoshisada, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ashikaga Takauji and Nitta Yoshisada, 1878

Series; Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

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.

Ashikaga Takauji and Nitta Yoshisada, 1878 - Great portrait of the warrior Ashikaga Takauji looking down at the samurai Nitta Yoshisada. Takauji leans over the railing of a verandah, dressed in armor gripping a sword at his side, a quiver of arrows visible above his back. Yoshisada rides a white horse, gesturing with his tasseled red command baton, a white banner fluttering from a standard above his head. White clouds drift across the softly shaded sky which changes from blue to ocher. A handsome composition with attractive detail and color.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 12 5/8" x 8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Creasing, slight soiling and curling. Some prints have horizontal or vertical folds, or a few wrinkles or spots. Please see photos for details.

Ashikaga Takauji and Nitta Yoshisada, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Ashikaga Takauji and Nitta Yoshisada, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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