Entry in the Second Competitive Picture Exhibition: Minamoto no Yoshinaka's Petition at Hachimangu Shrine

by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

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Entry in the Second Competitive Picture Exhibition: Minamoto no Yoshinaka's Petition at Hachimangu Shrine by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
Entry in the Second Competitive Picture Exhibition: Minamoto no Yoshinaka's Petition at Hachimangu Shrine

Comments - Fantastic scene of the great warrior Minamoto no Yoshinaka at Hachimangu Shrine writing a petition for divine assistance during an upcoming battle against the Taira during the Genpei War. Yoshinaka had just been defeated at the Battle of Hiuchi, and after asking for divine intervention, went on to win a decisive victory at the Battle of Kurikara in 1183. Here, he sits on a fur skin beneath a tree outside the shrine, carefully composing his request. A retainer watches intently from a folding stool at center, wearing a fine suit of armor and a tall black cap, a quiver of arrows visible at his back. The red torii gate leading to the shrine can be seen through the trees at left. A bold design with beautiful shading and touches of burnishing, which earned Toyonobu a prize at the Second Competitive Picture Exhibition.

Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels. Slight paper remnants on reverse at corners from previous mounting. Slight thinning at corners, repaired. A few creases, paper remnants in left margin. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Entry in the Second Competitive Picture Exhibition: Minamoto no Yoshinaka's Petition at Hachimangu Shrine by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Entry in the Second Competitive Picture Exhibition: Minamoto no Yoshinaka's Petition at Hachimangu Shrine by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

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