A Great Battle from the Taiheiki, 1856

by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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A Great Battle from the Taiheiki, 1856 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
A Great Battle from the Taiheiki, 1856

Comments - Terrific triptych illustrating a battle from "The Taiheiki," the famous chronicle of the warring period between the Northern and Southern courts in 14th century Japan. Here, fighting takes place at a samurai encampment along a river under a driving rain. In the center, a battle-helmeted warrior slashes an enemy's pole arm in two with his sword, the pair glaring fiercely at each other. Another samurai rushes forward at right, gripping his weapon overhead with both hands as he runs. An adversary tumbles onto his back beside him, the ground littered with broken weapons and discarded equipment. Tent walls hang from the trees at right, with a row of banners and standards visible beyond. A fantastic image filled with energy and action, with great detail in the expressive faces, armor, and weapons.

Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Image Size - 14" x 28 1/8"

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds between panels. A few small losses and holes, repaired. Slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

A Great Battle from the Taiheiki, 1856 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
A Great Battle from the Taiheiki, 1856 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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