Uesugi Terutora Kenshin Dances in Front of a Bonfire, 1878

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Uesugi Terutora Kenshin Dances in Front of a Bonfire, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Uesugi Terutora Kenshin Dances in Front of a Bonfire, 1878

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.

Uesugi Terutora Kenshin Dances in Front of a Bonfire, 1878 - Intriguing image of the great warrior Uesugi Terutora Kenshin, known as the Dragon of Echigo, who defeated Oda Nobunaga in battle. He is shown dancing around a bonfire at an encampment, clouds of smoke billowing from the orange and red flames. A man seated on a stool behind him plays a hand drum, and several retainers are seated nearby. A great atmospheric design.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 1/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Large loss at edge, wormholes, repaired.

Uesugi Terutora Kenshin Dances in Front of a Bonfire, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Uesugi Terutora Kenshin Dances in Front of a Bonfire, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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