Yoshitoshi’s Sagas of Beauty and Bravery


In the series Sagas of Beauty and Bravery, Yoshitoshi explored and reinterpreted themes of the supernatural in the context of the tales of the Suikoden.  While the images can be bloody and full of gore, they retain a charm often missing in his later works.  They are hopeful and charming expressions of a supremely-talented young man, and a bittersweet glimpse into a different artistic direction he might have taken but for his hard life and mental illness.

Since we had a near complete set, the sold prints remain as part of the exhibition.


The Woman Kansuke Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 The Woman Kansuke SOLD
The Temple Acolyte Shiragikumaru Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 The Temple Acolyte Shiragikumaru SOLD
Aoyagi Harunosuke Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 Aoyagi Harunosuke SOLD
Shumitsu Kanja Yoshitaka Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 Shumitsu Kanja Yoshitaka SOLD
Wadatsu Ryuotaro Masatatsu Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 Wadatsu Ryuotaro Masatatsu SOLD
Kurikara Kengoro Yoshitoshi, Taiso, 1839-1892 Kurikara Kengoro SOLD