From the Taiheiki: Withdrawing from the Middle of the Country, the Battle of Amagasaki, 1863

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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From the Taiheiki: Withdrawing from the Middle of the Country, the Battle of Amagasaki, 1863 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
From the Taiheiki: Withdrawing from the Middle of the Country, the Battle of Amagasaki, 1863

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From the Taiheiki: Withdrawing from the Middle of the Country, the Battle of Amagasaki, 1863 - Fantastic early Yoshitoshi illustration of the Battle of Amagasaki between the forces of the traitor Akechi Mitsuhide and the followers of Oda Nobunaga. Mitsuhide was a general under Nobunaga, but he betrayed and killed his master, seizing power for a brief period in 1582. He sent the general Akashi Gidayu to intercept Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his men as they returned to Kyoto avenge Nobunaga's death. In this scene, Gidayu is confronted by several samurai loyal to Nobunaga, on the edge of a waterway covered with blossoming lotuses. He thrusts his sword ahead, his eyes blazing. At right, a samurai rushes forward with his sword above his head while his companion wields a strange axe. Across the water, a samurai runs after a runaway horse, which rears on its hind legs. Although Gidayu had a large contingent of men, he was defeated at Amagasaki and committed suicide. Wonderful detail in the expressive faces and armor, and a handsome natural setting. A great historical subject.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 19 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. Diagonal fold in each panel. A couple small repairs, creasing throughout.

From the Taiheiki: Withdrawing from the Middle of the Country, the Battle of Amagasaki, 1863 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
From the Taiheiki: Withdrawing from the Middle of the Country, the Battle of Amagasaki, 1863 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
From the Taiheiki: Withdrawing from the Middle of the Country, the Battle of Amagasaki, 1863 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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