by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Series; An Unofficial History of Japan
Battle in the Snow - Terrific scene of a battle taking place in the snow outside a mansion. Two warriors on horseback duel with swords as their animals plunge through the snow, kicking up great clumps of snow as they ride. The fellow at left leans against his horse's neck as he turns to face the enemy, gripping his sword above his back. His opponent raises his weapon high as his horse rears, a determined expression on his face. Several samurai tumble to the ground as the horses trample over them, while another warrior races to catch up at right, a pole arm in hand. Snow falls heavily against the dark night sky. A great dramatic composition with expressive figures and a lively sense of motion.
Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small hole and thinning spot, repaired. Slight toning, a few marks and creases. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.