Minamoto Yorinobu

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 

Minamoto Yorinobu, from the series Mirror of Famous Generals of Great Japan (Dai nihon meishô kagami)「大日本名将鑑 源頼信」

Minamoto no Yorinobu Swimming across a Bay to Attack Tadatsune, 1879 - Dramatic design of Minamoto no Yorinobu crossing a bay to attack the rebel Taira no Tadatsune. Dressed in armor and wearing a horned battle helmet, he leans forward on his gray horse as a retainer swims alongside him, holding the horse's bridle as the panicked animal rears its head. Another warrior holds the Minamoto banner high, the cloth fluttering in the wind. A terrific image with beautiful color and a lovely sense of movement in the water.


Condition: Print color saturation and overall condition is very good. Margins as shown. No tears or holes. Slight creases in lower right corner. Print is not backed.

Date: 1879 (Meiji 12), April 19 

Publisher: Funatsu Chûjirô