by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction
Battle in the Country, 1883 - Great scene of samurai gathered atop a hillside as a battle rages just below. At right, a general sits on a black horse with a battle fan decorated with the paulownia symbol of the Minamoto clan, his horned helmet topped with a dragon. In the center a young warrior glares at him angrily from astride a restless brown horse. At left center, men try to scale the steep side of a slope to reach the enemies waiting atop it. A lively scene with expressive figures and wonderful detail. The first time we've seen this Chikanobu subject.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 3/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical folds. A couple small losses and tears at edges, pinholes along top and bottom edges, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few marks. Please see photos for details.
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