Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura Rescuing Ben no Naishi, 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.
Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura Rescuing Ben no Naishi, 1881 - Terrific image of the noble samurai Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura defending a lady of the court, Ben no Naishi, who cowers behind him on the floor. The brave samurai prepares to draw his sword, a proud look on his face, wearing a purple robe patterned with white flowers. A great woodblock depiction of this heroic act, with delicate line work in the hair and fine bokashi shading in the background.
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 and creasing, a few small spots. Please see photos for details. Nice condition overall.