by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Comments - Terrific triptych depicting the confrontation between Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin during the Battle of Kawanakajima. In the center, Kenshin gallops into the enemy camp on a black horse during a surprise attack, waving his sword above his head as the wind whips his robe and monk's headdress. At left, Takeda Shingen directs his warriors to battle with his battle fan. He wears a fantastic battle helmet topped with antlers and a flowing white wig. His retainers are still seated behind him except for one warrior who rushes forward with a spear to defend his master. Clouds of smoke and dust billow across the battlefield, obscuring the troops beneath the night sky. A great scene with wonderful detail in the armor and weapons, and fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 29 1/2"+ margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Tear and small losses at edges, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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