Yoshiiku Utagawa, Lord Yorimitsu Entering Mt. Oe, Warrior
Original Japanese woodblock print.
Artist: Yoshiiku Utagawa (1833-1904)
Title: A Picture of Lord Yorimitsu Entering Mt. Oe
Publisher: Tsujiokaya Bunsuke
Dimensions: (L) 25 x 37.2 (C) 25.2 x 37.2 (R) 24.9 x 37.3 cm
In this print, Minamoto no Yorimitsu (948–1021), a regent of the Fujiwara clan, is shown with his retinue at the location of one of his famous military exploits, Mt. Oe. Here, Yorimitsu dispersed a group of bandits who made the mountain their camp. The warrior’s military might and loyalty enabled him to serve in many high governmental positions, eventually becoming an Imperial Guard regiment commander and a secretary of the Ministry of War. The multiple reinterpretations of his character in contemporary Japanese culture shows his ongoing importance in Japanese history.
|Artist Name||Yoshiiku Utagawa|
|Title||A Picture of Lord Yorimitsu Entering Mt. Oe|
|Subject||Samurai & Male|
|Condition Report||Some minor tears and holes. Paper residue from previous backing.|
|Dimensions||(L) 25 x 37.2 (C) 25.2 x 37.2 (R) 24.9 x 37.3 cm|