Comments - Incredible scene from the Battle of Ichi-no-tani in 1184 showing troops fighting outside the Taira fortress along the shore. At right, Hirayama Suyeshige charges in on a brown horse, his standard fluttering above his head. In the center Kumagaye Naozane grips swings his sword with both hands, sending an enemy tumbling backwards, an arrow protruding from his shoulder plate. At left, Kumagaye Sada-iye and Etchu Moritsugu clash swords, one battling from atop his dappled horse and the other firmly standing his ground. A dramatic scene with the stony fortress filling the background and ships docked along the water's edge. The darkness of the night sky and landscape adds an ominous feeling to the design. A great triptych from one of the most famous battles of the Genpei War.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 29 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few holes, slight thinning at corner, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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