Comments - Lively scene from the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute, which was actually a series of battles between the forces of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. In the center, the Tokugawa warrior Sakakibara Yasumasa gallops into the battle on a brown horse, thrusting his sword at an enemy as he tramples over other opponents, sending them tumbling to the ground. AT left, a samurai on a black horse turns to look back as he rides past, waving his sword above his head. Clouds of smoke billow across the battlefield as fighting continues all around them. A great dramatic image with expressive figures, wonderful detail in the armor and weapons, and fine bokashi shading on the smoke.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, two panels backed with paper. A few wormholes, repaired. Creasing and wrinkling in left panel, slight soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.