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(1839 - 1892)
Mirror of Famous Commanders of Great Japan
Benkei and Yoshitsune on the bridge, Gojôbashi

Signed:                         ôju Yoshitoshi
Seal:                             Taiso
Date:                            11.1878
Publisher:                    Funazu Chûjirô
Size:                              ôban tate-e (c. 36 x 24 cms / c. 14" x 9 3/4")

Fine impression and color, in near fine condition;
thin backing, a tiny wormhole at the lower margin.
- Impression from an early edition. -

ref. no.:  # 753151
Price:     € 1,200.00
The series, "Dai Nippon meishô kagami" depicts portraits of famous warriors of Japan. - Here is depicted the famous battle between the young Yoshitsune (Ushiwaka, 1159-89) and Benkei on the bridge, Gojôbashi, in Kyoto where Benkei tried to collect Yoshitsune's fine sword in vain.

Schaap, "Beauty and Violence ...", series 27, no. 15.

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