Baba Mino no Kami Nobufusa

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Baba Mino no Kami Nobufusa by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Baba Mino no Kami Nobufusa

Series; Six Select Heroes, 1853

A Fuji Arts Winter Exhibition Item - We are excited to have purchased a couple Japanese collections with a range of rare and sought after designs. We’ve put them together in a winter exhibition and will post them over one week. The items range from Edo through Meiji and up to contemporary. So, there’s something for everyone. The unifying theme is that each print is a great example or very rare item to find in the market. Enjoy shopping the Winter Exhibition.

Baba Mino no Kami Nobufusa - Handsome portrait of Baba Mino no Kami Nobufusa, one of Takeda Shingen's most trusted generals. This sixteenth century warrior fought at most of Shingen's battles, including Kawanakajima. He kneels down, leaning forward to tie his sandal as he looks back over his shoulder with a frown. He wears a fine suit of armor and an impressive battle helmet topped with a figure of the fierce Buddhist deity Fudo Myoo. The billowing cloak over his back identifies him as an important warrior, and his sashimono or personal standard features a golden lion. A river winds behind him with troops assembled on the far shore in silhouette. A beautifully detailed image of this great samurai, with an atmospheric night setting.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Stitching holes at side, small wormhole, repaired. Slight toning, a few light creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Baba Mino no Kami Nobufusa by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Baba Mino no Kami Nobufusa by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)