Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sato Shirobyoe Tadanobu Leaping from a Snowy Roof in Yoshino, 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.
Sato Shirobyoe Tadanobu Leaping from a Snowy Roof in Yoshino, 1881 - Fantastic image of Sato Tadanobu disguised as his master Minamoto no Yoshitsune, leaping off the balcony of a temple spire into the snow below. Tadanobu donned Yoshtisune's armor to allow his lord to escape during a battle with warrior monks at Yoshino Temple on Mt. Yoshino. He wears full armor and a helmet, his sword in his hand ready for action. The red eaves of the temple can be seen above, with a temple bell hanging at right behind the title cartouche. Included burnishing on the armor and black fur shoes. A dramatic composition with the colorful figure floating in mid-air. Beautiful shading in the sky.
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, a few spots and light stains. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.