Comments - Terrific illustration from the Battle of Kawanakajima between the forces of Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin showing Kenshin and his retainers on a wooden lookout tower, surveying the enemy's troops across the river in the distance. The general sits on a wooden stool, directing with his fan, a fierce expression on his face. His men shade their eyes as they look at the fortress across the valley, plumes of smoke rising from the massive complex. A row of banners and standards stretches out alongside the shore. An incredible view, with rows of craggy mountains along the horizon partially obscured by drifting clouds. A wonderful composition with a great panoramic view.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 1/4"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Small loss at edge, slight separation at ends of vertical folds between panels, hole, repaired. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.