Battle from the Taiheiki, 1866

by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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Battle from the Taiheiki, 1866 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Battle from the Taiheiki, 1866

Comments - Terrific illustration an attack on a palace from the historic epic "The Taiheiki," which detailed the warring period between the Northern and Southern courts. In the center, the courtyard gate has been smashed to pieces, and a warrior wearing a helmet topped with deer antlers grips a large iron club, standing atop an enemy's back. Even the women of the palace are involved in the fight, with a beauty leaping over the verandah at top center, brandishing a sword. On the verandah behind her, another woman tumbles backwards after being hit by an arrow in the throat. The battle rages all around, with samurai grappling hand-to-hand and flames and smoke rising from fires at left. The figures are carefully identified with name cartouches. A great composition filled with energy and action, wonderfully detailed. A fascinating samurai subject.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Image Size - 13" x 28 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. A few holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, rubbing, and creasing. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Battle from the Taiheiki, 1866 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Battle from the Taiheiki, 1866 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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