Hojo Yasutoki on the Grounds of the Imperial Palace, 1879

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Hojo Yasutoki on the Grounds of the Imperial Palace, 1879 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hojo Yasutoki on the Grounds of the Imperial Palace, 1879

Series; Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

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.

Hojo Yasutoki on the Grounds of the Imperial Palace, 1879 - Handsome portrait of the thirteenth-century warrior Hojo Yasutoki sitting on a folding stool on the grounds of the Imperial Palace. Yasutoki served as the third regent of the Kamakura Shogunate, and was known for enacting the shogunate's legal code. He is shown dressed in armor, a quiver of arrows at his back, surrounded by kneeling retainers. A white banner flutters in the breeze, next to the purple draperies hanging from the roofline of the palace. Wonderful detail in the architectural setting, soft shading on the sky and ground, and burnishing on the armor, pole, and black lacquer trim on the roofs.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/8" + margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Vertical fold at side. A few small repairs.

Hojo Yasutoki on the Grounds of the Imperial Palace, 1879 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Hojo Yasutoki on the Grounds of the Imperial Palace, 1879 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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