Ecchu Sassa Narimasa Besieged in a Castle: The War of Toyama and Conquest of Ecchu, 1867

by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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Ecchu Sassa Narimasa Besieged in a Castle: The War of Toyama and Conquest of Ecchu, 1867 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ecchu Sassa Narimasa Besieged in a Castle: The War of Toyama and Conquest of Ecchu, 1867

Comments - Fantastic scene of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's forces attacking a castle held by Sassa Narimasa during the siege of Toyama. A volley streaks down at the warriors from atop the fortress walls. At right a general on a dappled horse urges his troops forward, waving his tasseled command baton, wearing a horned helmet topped with a dragon, a quiver of arrows at his back. Several samurai use large iron clubs in an attempt to dislodge some of the stones at the base of the fortress wall, while at bottom right, a warrior ducks behind his wooden shield. A dramatic scene with expressive figures and wonderful detail in the armor and weapons.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 28 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few repairs and creases, marks. Please see photos for details.

Ecchu Sassa Narimasa Besieged in a Castle: The War of Toyama and Conquest of Ecchu, 1867 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Ecchu Sassa Narimasa Besieged in a Castle: The War of Toyama and Conquest of Ecchu, 1867 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)