Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Oishi (Kuranosuke) Yoshio, Chief of the Forty-seven Ronin, Leading the Attack on Moronao's Mansion
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.
Oishi (Kuranosuke) Yoshio, Chief of the Forty-seven Ronin, Leading the Attack on Moronao's Mansion - Fantastic Yoshitoshi portrait of Oishi (Kuranosuke) Yoshio, the leader of the famous 47 ronin, beating a drum to signal the start of the night attack on Moronao's mansion. He stands proudly, raising the drumstick high in one hand, a spear leaning against his shoulder and his robes fluttering in the wind. Another ronin crouches behind him, looking cautiously over his shoulder, a full moon glowing high in the dark night sky. Beautifully detailed with fine line work, burnishing in the black robes and trim, and soft shading in the background. A terrific image from this handsome series.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 9 3/4" x 13" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.