Comments - Dramatic scene of a battle taking place at the southeast gate of a palace during the Hogan and Heiji Wars in the mid-twelfth century. At right, a warrior on a black horse gallops through the snowy courtyard, brandishing a sword in each hand, an enemy tumbling backwards over his shoulder. At left, a general in a horned battle helmet on a dappled horse at turns back to watch with a stern expression while samurai on foot come pouring out of the palace gate in the center, the walls of the fortress extending into the distance. A great design filled with energy and action, with wonderfully detailed figures and expressive faces. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has this image in their collection.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight toning, soiling, and curling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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