The Battle of Uji River, 1852

by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

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The Battle of Uji River, 1852 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

Original Sadahide (1807 - 1873) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Battle of Uji River, 1852

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Musha-e - Literally translated as "warrior pictures," musha-e became popular during the Edo era, depicting samurai from both myth and legend and historic figures. Subjects range from single portraits of famous generals to lively battle scenes filled with action, by artists such as Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, and Yoshikazu. Subjects from the Meiji era often depict the Satsuma Rebellion between disaffected former samurai and the Imperial Army, the Sino-Japanese War against China, or the Russo-Japanese War, a genre known as senso-e (literally "war pictures"). Nicely detailed, these great images are a nice choice for a collector interested in the warrior tradition.

The Battle of Uji River, 1852 - Lively scene from the Battle of Uji River during the Genpei War, which took place outside Byodo-in Temple. Two warriors on horseback charge at each other along the stone walkway, while samurai with pole arms attack them. At lower right, a warrior has fallen to the ground, pierced by an arrow. Fighting continues around the temple building beyond, with banners fluttering in the breeze. A nicely detailed design.

Artist - Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Horizontal centerfolds. Small repair, a few creases.

The Battle of Uji River, 1852 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)
The Battle of Uji River, 1852 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

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