by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
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The Battle of Honno-ji Temple, 1868 - Dramatic, gory scene of Oda Nobunaga's last stand at Honno-ji Temple. The treacherous Akechi Mitsuhide, one of Nobunaga's generals, attacked his master while he was resting at Honno-ji in an effort to overthrow him, forcing Nobunaga to commit suicide. Here, Nobunaga's loyal retainer Mori Ranmaru races into the battle waving a bloody sword as he grabs hold of an attacker's spear. Clouds of smoke obscure the battle, with the gruesome remains of a severed hand still grasping the hair of a severed head at lower right. A bold design.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal folds. A few small holes, repaired. Slight creasing. Please see photos for details.
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