Comments - Fantastic triptych of Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo (also known as Minamoto no Tametomo) sinking the leading ship of Mochimitsu's fleet with a single arrow. The fierce warrior stands in the center, gripping his bow with one hand, having just released the missile. At right, his astonished retainer, Oniyasha, watches in surprise as the ship flounders in the sea, the single arrow piercing its thick hull. He leans out over the water with his mouth agape, holding a large iron club. The rocky shore and splashing waves provide a dramatic setting for the scene. A dynamic composition with outstanding detail and beautiful color. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in its collection. A legendary samurai subject.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels. Paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. A few holes, repaired. Creasing and winkling, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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