by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Comments - Fantastic triptych depicting the great naval Battle of Dan-no-ura between Minamoto and Taira forces. This unusual perspective shows two warriors swimming through an enormous wave in the foreground, each with a sword tied to his back. On the deck of the Taira ship at left, a samurai in full armor has just been hit with an arrow to the chest, his mouth open as he leans back in surprise. A retainer at his side reaches for him worriedly, shocked by the blow. Minamoto and Taira boats crowd the water, with hand-to-hand combat taking place on some of them. A dramatic interpretation of this famous conflict, beautifully detailed with soft shading in the water and sky. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection. A rare, early Yoshitoshi battle scene and a terrific subject for a collector.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight thinning at corner, a few small wormholes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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