Kusunoki Masashige Reading to His Troops at Shitennoji Temple, 1878

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Kusunoki Masashige Reading to His Troops at Shitennoji Temple, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kusunoki Masashige Reading to His Troops at Shitennoji Temple, 1878

Series; Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan
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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.

Kusunoki Masashige Reading to His Troops at Shitennoji Temple, 1878 - Wonderful design of the great fourteenth-century general Kusunoki Masashige, who fought for the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo during the period of Northern and Southern courts in Japan. In this scene at Shitennoji Temple, he sits reading a scroll to his assembled retainers, the men bowing their heads quietly as they listen. He wears a tall court cap and a red robe under his armor, a quiver of arrows resting against the pillar at his back. A handsome image, nicely detailed with soft shading on the evening sky and burnishing on the black fur rug and candlestick.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. A couple light creases at edges.

Kusunoki Masashige Reading to His Troops at Shitennoji Temple, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Kusunoki Masashige Reading to His Troops at Shitennoji Temple, 1878 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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