Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Empress Jingu and Takeshiuchi no Sukune Fishing at Chikuzen, 1876
Series; Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan
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.
Empress Jingu and Takeshiuchi no Sukune Fishing at Chikuzen, 1876 - Fantastic scene of the Empress Jingu fishing at Chikuzen, reaching out her hand to catch the fish wriggling at the end of the line she has just pulled out of the water. Her elderly Grand Minister, Takeshiuchi no Sukune, kneels beside her on the rocky shore, looking up with both hands outstretched, his bow on the ground beside him. A terrific design with the dramatic waves echoing the shape of the rocky cliffs, giving them an unusual, almost solid appearance. Beautifully drawn, and detailed with faint embossing on the minister's white robe.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/4" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Partially backed with paper. Small wormhole, thinning spot, repaired. Creasing, slight toning, soiling, a few marks. Please see photos for details.