The Night Attack on the Yamaki Mansion, When Yoritomo First Raised His Banner, 1854

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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The Night Attack on the Yamaki Mansion, When Yoritomo First Raised His Banner, 1854 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Night Attack on the Yamaki Mansion, When Yoritomo First Raised His Banner, 1854

Comments - Terrific triptych illustrating Yoritomo's daring nighttime attack on the Yamaki mansion in 1180. Taken by surprise, Taira no Kanetaka (at left behind screen) and his men are caught in their robes under a hail of arrows as Endo Hyotaro and Katoji Kagekado charge forward with spears. One is dressed in full armor and helmet, while the other wears only a kimono and is barefoot. His loose hair streams out behind him and his face is tinged with blue, a sign of his impending death as he bleeds from wounds to his leg and feet. Other warriors lie wounded or dead in crumpled heaps on the floor and verandah. A dramatic depiction of this historic event, with fine detail in the fine palace setting and expressive figures. A great subject for a samurai enthusiast.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. Backed with paper. Losses and wormholes, repaired.

The Night Attack on the Yamaki Mansion, When Yoritomo First Raised His Banner, 1854 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
The Night Attack on the Yamaki Mansion, When Yoritomo First Raised His Banner, 1854 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
The Night Attack on the Yamaki Mansion, When Yoritomo First Raised His Banner, 1854 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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