Comments - Dramatic scene from the Battle of Oshu of two warriors battling on horseback. In the center, the warrior Nitta Shiro Tadatsune gallops full speed at his opponent, gripping a large iron club above his head and grimacing with rage. At left, a samurai on a black horse twists in his saddle to face his enemy, thrusting his sword out at the approaching horse and knocking down several men as he rides. At right, samurai gathered beneath a tree watch the duel with angry expressions, while just below, a retainer races ahead with a spear to intervene. Across the river, a castle is on fire, with smoke and flames billowing across the sky above the stone walls and the troops massed outside. A dynamic image with wonderful detail, and handsome wood grain impression in the right panel.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1850 - 1880)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28 3/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small repairs. Please see photos for details.