Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892), "Abe no Hirafu"
|Title||Abe no Hirafu|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Series Title||A Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan|
|Reference No||Hotei, Yoshitoshi: #78; pg.109|
|Size||14 x 9 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Fine, with fresh colors; retains album backing.|
Notes: Design #42 in the series. The historical Abe no Hirafu appears in the 8th-century Chronicles of Japan. In Yoshitoshi's print Hirafu slays an enormous bear in the snow.
The series, 'A Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan,' was very well received, and sold well. The series of 51 prints took Yoshitoshi seven years to complete.