The Great Battle of the Uji River, on the 16th Day of the Third Month, 1184, circa 1843 - 1847

by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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The Great Battle of the Uji River, on the 16th Day of the Third Month, 1184, circa 1843 - 1847 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Great Battle of the Uji River, on the 16th Day of the Third Month, 1184, circa 1843 - 1847

Comments - Fantastic triptych illustrating a famous episode during the Second Battle of Uji River in 1184. Under the direction of Yoshitsune, Minamoto warriors race across the river on horseback to see who can reach the enemy first. The deep water is up to the necks of the horses as they ford the rushing river under a hail of arrows, the water rippling around them. A samurai on a dappled horse mounts the bank first, rushing headlong into enemy troops. Another warrior on a black horse reaches the shore at bottom left, grabbing hold of an enemy's spear as it is thrust at him. The shore is lined with tangled tree branches and ropes to impede the progress of the attackers. Other warriors rush across a wooden bridge to engage the enemy, fighting with swords and spears, one man falling to the water below. A great view of this historic battle, with lively detail.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 19" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Small loss at edge, wormholes, repaired. Vertical fold at side of two panels.

The Great Battle of the Uji River, on the 16th Day of the Third Month, 1184, circa 1843 - 1847 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
The Great Battle of the Uji River, on the 16th Day of the Third Month, 1184, circa 1843 - 1847 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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