Comments - Terrific scene from "The Taiheiki" of the famous samurai Minamoto no Yoshiie accepting the surrender of his enemy Abe no Muneto after years of battling the Abe Clan. This fantastic triptych shows Yoshiie seated on a folding stool in a large encampment, surrounded by his retainers, who are armed with spears and ready for battle. He wears an imposing battle helmet topped with a dragon and flames, and his robe is covered with the paulownia crest of the Minamoto family. At far left, Abe no Muneto kneels under the watchful eye of several fierce warriors. An enormous wooden drum hangs from a stand made of tree trunks in the center. Colorful battle flags and personal standards form a lively backdrop for the scene. Minamoto no Yoshiie was one of the most highly respected warriors of his time and has come to embody the spirit of the samurai. A great image from early in Yoshitoshi's career, nicely detailed.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 29 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple small losses at edges and thinning spots, large loss at corner, repaired. Slight soiling and spotting, a few stains. Please see photos for details.
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