Comments - Terrific Yoshitoshi image of the warrior Saru no Denkichi presenting a severed to the seated Kogakure no Kiritaro during a battle at Odawara. He proudly holds up the enemy's head, blood dripping through his hand onto the ground below as Kiritaro watches him calmly. The young leader's long hair frames his face, and he rests both hands atop the hilt of his sword. Reddish orange smoke from the bonfire drifts across the night sky. At far right, the famed swordsman Hirate Mike sits gripping the barrel of a gun in one hand, grinning with an open mouth. The dark forest setting with tall tree trunks creates an eerie atmosphere illuminated only by the light of the fires. A fascinating scene, beautifully drawn with great attention to each warrior's features. Includes burnishing in the black kimono, gun barrels, and scabbard. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has this image in its collection.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 3/4" + top margin as sold
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. A nice clean print. Small tear at edge, small losses at corners, repaired. A few creases and ripples. Please see photos for details.
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