Depiction of: The samurai Minamoto No Yoshiie on his horse defending himself in battle
Period: Meiji - 1886
Size: 13.75 x 9 inches
Condition: Very Good. This series of prints were mounted as an album at one time, and it explains the backing. This is the
reason why the colors are still vivid and bright. Although there are creases and fold lines, there is no
loss of color, so the lines are not that noticeable. (Matted print)
Description: This series was published by Matsuki Heikichi starting
from 1885 to 1890, and included 52 prints by 7 artists. Each print showed a famous person from
Japanese history. The Lofty Ambition of the title is a Confucian concept meaning righteous determination
that would inspire others.
Henry D. Smith II, Kiyochika - Artist of Meiji Japan, pp74-75.
Riccar Art Museum, 1973 for a complete catalogue of the prints in this series.