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Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892), "Abe no Hirafu"

arrow-left arrow right "Abe no Hirafu" by Yoshitoshi
Catalog ID A2409
Artist Yoshitoshi
Title Abe no Hirafu
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title A Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan
Edition
Date 1880
Publisher Funazu Chujiro
Reference No Hotei, Yoshitoshi: #78; pg.109
Size 14 x 9 -1/4 "
Condition Fine, with fresh colors; retains album backing.
Price $1200.00
Shipping (US) $59.00
Shipping (Non-US) $180.00
Sale Price $995.00

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.