by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Series; The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinsen Taikoki), 1883
Attacking Inabayama Castle - Handsome scene of Oda Nobunaga's men attacking Inabayama Castle in Mino Province. Kinoshita Tokichiro (the young Toyotomi Hideyoshi) was instrumental in the victory, leading a raid into the castle and opening the gates for Nobunaga's army to enter. Here, fighting takes place outside the walls of the fortress, with men engaged in hand-to-hand combat, swinging swords and spears. At left, a general on horseback urges his men on, directing them with a tasseled command baton. A great atmospheric setting with the trees trunks rising up into the night sky. Nicely detailed and shaded, with touches of burnishing on the armor.
Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 18 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. Ink marks. Please see photos for details.
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