At Izu no Oshima, Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo Shoots an Enemy Warship with an Arrow, circa 1843 - 1844 - Fantastic triptych of the great archer Minamoto no Tametomo (also known as Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo) sinking the leading ship of his enemy Mochimitsu's fleet with a single arrow. He perches upon a rocky outcropping at left, his gripping his bow, having just released the arrow, the wind blowing his robes about him. In the center, Tametomo's mistress, Sasaraye, who is armed with a naginata, and his retainer, Oniyasha, holding an iron club, watch as the ship flounders in the sea, the single arrow piercing its thick hull. At lower left, a group of islanders looks on in admiration. A dynamic composition with outstanding detail and bokashi shading on the water and sky.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 1/4"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds. Large losses at edges, stitching holes at one side of each panel, repaired. Creasing, rubbing. Please see photos for details.
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