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.
Otomo no Kanemura Fighting the Usurper Otomi Matori, 1880 - Dramatic scene of the warrior Otomo no Kanemura fighting off the usurper Otomi Matori. His lively gray horse rears on its back legs as he draws his sword back above his head, ready to strike a blow at his enemy on the ground. Otomi Matori thrusts hand out in a stopping gesture, about to be felled by Kanemura's swordsmanship. Armed warriors come running up behind the horseman, ready to assist. A great lively image full of energy and action.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Some faint soiling. Please see photos for details.
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