Tametomo Sinking Mochimitsu's Ship with a Single Arrow, 1851 - 1852

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Tametomo Sinking Mochimitsu's Ship with a Single Arrow, 1851 - 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Tametomo Sinking Mochimitsu's Ship with a Single Arrow, 1851 - 1852

Comments - Fantastic triptych of Minamoto no Tametomo standing at right with his bow, sinking the leading ship of Mochimitsu's fleet with a single arrow. Tametomo's mistress, Sasaraye, who is armed with a naginata, and his retainers, watch as the ship flounders in the sea, the single arrow piercing its thick hull. In the center, Tametomo's retainer Oniyasha kneels on the rocky cliff, holding a tangled iron anchor covered with barnacles. A dynamic composition with outstanding detail, including a swirling whirlpool at the bottom of the cliff. A legendary samurai subject.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 27 3/8"

Condition - Good detail. Vertical fold in left panel. Losses at corners and edge, a few holes, repaired. A couple wrinkles and slight rubbing at edges.

Tametomo Sinking Mochimitsu's Ship with a Single Arrow, 1851 - 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Tametomo Sinking Mochimitsu's Ship with a Single Arrow, 1851 - 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Tametomo Sinking Mochimitsu's Ship with a Single Arrow, 1851 - 1852 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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