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.
Minamoto no Yorinobu Swimming across a Bay to Attack Tadatsune, 1879 - Dramatic design of Minamoto no Yorinobu crossing a bay to attack the rebel Taira no Tadatsune. Dressed in armor and wearing a horned battle helmet, he leans forward on his gray horse as a retainer swims alongside him, holding the horse's bridle as the panicked animal rears its head. Another warrior holds the Minamoto banner high, the cloth fluttering in the wind. A terrific image with beautiful color and a lovely sense of movement in the water.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases and marks, staining. Please see photos for details.