by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
A Fuji Arts special offer auction
The Night Attack at Horikawa, 1852 - Handsome scene from the night attack at Horikawa Palace, where Minamoto no Yoshitsune sought refuge from his brother Yoritomo. Believing that his Yoshitsune was a traitor to him, Yoritomo sent a force of warriors to attack the mansion. Here, Yoshitsune sits calmly on the verandah awaiting the return of his loyal retainer, Benkei. He wears a vest over a suit of armor, a war fan in hand and a white sash tied around his forehead. In the foreground, his troops stand ready to counter the offensive. Nicely composed with wonderful detail in the armor and setting.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Small losses at corners, a few holes, repaired. Slight creasing, toning, and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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