Minamoto no Yoshinaka

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Minamoto no Yoshinaka  by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Minamoto no Yoshinaka

Series; Stories of a Hundred Heroes of High Renown, 1843 - 1844
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Kuniyoshi Prints - One of the great masters of ukiyo-e woodblocks, Kuniyoshi is perhaps best known for his warrior prints, but he worked in a range of subjects. In addition to dramatic samurai and battle scenes, he also created kabuki, beauty, landscape, and comic designs, each expertly drawn and composed. Don't miss this opportunity to acquire a classic woodblock by this great Edo era artist at a low opening bid price.

Minamoto no Yoshinaka - Handsome portrait of the noted general Minamoto no Yoshinaka, who was defeated and killed by his Minamoto cousins and rivals at the Battle of Awazu. He sits on a stool covered with a tiger skin, wearing a fine robe over his armor, which features the paulownia mon or crest of the Minamoto Clan on his chest plate. He holds a tasseled command baton as he looks to the side with a serious frown. His horned battled helmet, topped with a dragon figure, rests on a red lacquer stand next to him. A great expressive image with attractive color and fine detail in the armor and tiger skin.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14” x 9 7/8”

Condition - With excellent color and detail. Some soiling. Backed with paper. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Minamoto no Yoshinaka  by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Minamoto no Yoshinaka  by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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