Matano Goro Kagehisa and Sanada Yoichi Yoshitada, 1897 - Terrific design of the young warrior Matano Goro Kagehisa battling Sanada Yoichi Yoshitada on a rocky outcropping above the sea. Crouching atop his prostrate enemy, Kagehisa grips Yoshitada's helmet, a fierce expression on his face. He wears a billowing white cloak over his armor that identifies him as a messenger or important person. At right, another samurai approaches from behind the cliff with his sword drawn. Rains slants across the night sky and white-capped waves crash against the shore. A fantastic design, beautifully detailed with burnishing on the black areas of the armor, the scabbards, the bow, and the black fur shoe. A great, atmospheric image.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28 1/8" + left margin as shown
Condition - With nice color and detail as shown. Three attached panels. Paper remnants on reverse at edges from previous mounting. Small tear, repaired. Rippling, creasing. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.