Battle of Kawanakajima

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Battle of Kawanakajima by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Battle of Kawanakajima

Comments - Terrific kabuki triptych depicting a duel between Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen during the Battle of Kawanakajima. At right, Kenshin gallops into the enemy camp on a brown horse, swinging his sword above his head during the surprise attack. Seated behind the tent walls of his encampment, Shingen deftly thrusts out his iron battle fan to deflect the blow. Shingen wears a magnificent battle helmet topped with a horned demon and flowing white wig. One of Shingen's retainers leaps to his defense at left, thrusting his spear at the attacker. A dramatic scene with large expressive figures and flowing water in the background. Includes embossing on the white wig.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few stains. Please see photos for details.

Battle of Kawanakajima by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Battle of Kawanakajima by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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