Comments - Fantastic depiction of a battle in a snowy courtyard, with samurai fighting with swords and spears. In the center, a young man in a wearing a black kimono tucked into green pants draws back his weapon above his head as he faces a group of enemies. At left, another warrior wearing a black chest plate over his purple kimono rushes forward, fallen opponents lying in the snow before him. The ground slopes down to a large pond or moat behind them, with building and rooftops in the distance. A lively scene with expressive figures, beautifully detailed with a spattering of hand-applied gofun (white pigment) to indicate falling snow.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14" x 28" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Small losses at edges, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.
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