Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Soga no Hakoomaru Confronting His Enemy Kudo no Suketsune, 1881
Series; Twenty-four Accomplishments in Imperial Japan
Twenty-four Accomplishments in Imperial Japan - Yoshitoshi's late series "Twenty-four Accomplishments in Imperial Japan" highlights important figures throughout the history of Imperial Japan, from both legend and real life. These terrific images include valiant samurai, brave retainers, loyal wives, and fantastic demons. Beautifully drawn with a wonderful sense of realism and finely printed with rich jewel-tone colors, these designs are a great example of Yoshitoshi's mature artistic style. A great choice for a Yoshitoshi collector.
Soga no Hakoomaru Confronting His Enemy Kudo no Suketsune, 1881 - Handsome scene from the famous tale of the Soga Brothers of the youngest brother Soga no Hakoomaru (later known as Goro Tokimune) confronting Kudo no Suketsune, the man responsible for his father's death. He kneels behind the nobleman, gripping a sword in one hand, looking up defiantly. Suketsune scowls angrily, turning his back on the child, his long pants trailing onto the floor behind his feet. A screen decorated with a crane and waves and doorway opening onto a verandah provides a handsome setting for the meeting. Detailed with faint embossing on the white sashes. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few stitching holes at top edge, repaired. Slight soiling, small spot. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.