The Second of the Line: Lord Hidetada (Daitoku-in) - Dramatic scene of Lord Hidetada, the second Tokugawa shogun, fleeing in a boat from the Battle of Osaka Castle with Sanada Daisuke in hot pursuit. Accompanied by samurai from the Okubo Clan, Hidetada sits in the boat at left, gesturing at his enemies as a boatman quickly poles the craft away from the shore. Daisuke stands in the saddle of his horse at upper right, angry that his enemy is escaping. The fight continues behind him with smoke billowing across the night sky, a group of startled herons or egrets taking flight. A handsome design, nicely detailed and shaded, with embossing in the birds' feathers.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28 5/8" + top margins as shown
Condition - Finely printed with sharp, crisp detail. From a well preserved, almost untouched collection of Yoshitoshi senso-e. Three separate prints, backed with paper. Nice surface condition, smooth and not rubbed. Overall very good.