Yoshitoshi: Yoshitsune and Benkei on Gojo Bridge
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Yoshitsune and Benkei on Gojo Bridge
Series: Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan (Dai nippon meisho kagami)
Infamous scene of the feminine Yoshitsune as he meets Benkei on Gojo Bridge in Kyoto. We see a bronze-colored moon rising as Benkei seems to have grabbed Yoshitsune’s cloak with his naginata. The tide will soon turn, as we know. Provenance: Toshikata (seal lower left).
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Funazu Chûjirô
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence” , number 27.5, page 118.
Signature: Ôju Yoshitoshi hitsu