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Minamoto Yoshitsune Rescues the Empress

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Minamoto Yoshitsune Rescues the Empress, 1889
Ink on paper
14 1/16 x 18 11/16 in. (35.72 x 47.47 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Jean Marshall Cates '37
Accession Number: 2013.20.4


Commentary
The Minamato defeated the Taira clan decisively during a sea battle. When the struggle was lost, the Taira emperor jumped into the sea with the Secret Sword and Great Seal, and drowned. The Taira empress was rescued by Yoshitsune.

Jan van Reek: http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/rekius/dip22.htm

Medium
ink on paper

Object Description
diptych

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