Comments - Fantastic depiction of one of Sato Masakiyo's tiger hunts in Korea. Masakiyo (the real-life Kato Kiyomasa) was one of the three senior commanders during the Seven-Year War with Korea, and had the opportunity to hunt the beasts while there. Here, he stands on a rocky outcropping in the middle of a river as two ferocious tigers snarl at him as they wade through the water, the shaded currents giving the water an almost solid appearance. At right, Masakiyo's retainers are gathered and ready with weapons. At upper left, other samurai face two other menacing tigers, fending them off with spears. Wonderful detail in this dramatic subject.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple small losses at edges and a few small holes, repaired. Slight creasing and rubbing. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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