Comments - Fantastic view of the flooding of Takamatsu Castle, the floodwaters rising up the stone walls of the fortress, with trees outside already submerged. In 1592, Toyotomi Hideyoshi decided to end his siege of the stronghold by diverting a nearby river, flooding the castle and leading to the surrender of Shimizu Muneharu, who held the castle for the Mori Clan. A warrior beats a large drum at left, the tails of his dragon patterned red vest fluttering in the breeze. A samurai kneels in the center, holding a spear as he grimly watches the drummer. At right, a warrior seated on a folding stool blows a conch shell horn covered in netting. An incredible scene with terrific detail. A great view of this legendary samurai military tactic and a fine early Yoshitoshi warrior subject. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple small losses at edges, a few small holes, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, a couple light stains at edge. Please see photos for details.