Kuniyoshi Prints - One of the great masters of ukiyo-e woodblocks, Kuniyoshi is perhaps best known for his warrior prints, but he worked in a range of subjects. In addition to dramatic samurai and battle scenes, he also created kabuki, beauty, landscape, and comic designs, each expertly drawn and composed. Don't miss this opportunity to acquire a classic woodblock by this great Edo era artist at a low opening bid price.
Battle of Ichi-no-Tani, 1845 - Fantastic depiction of the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani in 1184 along the seashore, with the Taira fleet out at sea. Minamoto no Yoshitsune's forces attack the Taira on the coast, with samurai fighting hand-to-hand and warriors charging ahead on horseback. At left a samurai rides a white horse into the bay towards the ships festooned with the butterfly mon or crest of the Taira Clan, their tasseled standards fluttering in the breeze. A dramatic scene full of energy and action, with wonderful detail in the armor and weapons.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 30"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Some rubbing and soiling at edges as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.
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