Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Major General Miura Battling Kirino Toshiaki at the Battle of Asayama, 1877
Series; Chronicle of the Subjugation of Kagoshima
Fuji Arts’ Winter Yoshitoshi Senso-e Exhibition
Major General Miura Battling Kirino Toshiaki at the Battle of Asayama, 1877 - Fantastic scene from the Satsuma Rebellion of rebel samurai fighting Imperial Japanese Army troops at the Battle of Asayama. A shell explodes at right, sending a burst of orange flames into the night sky, while clouds of smoke billow across the battlefield from the guns being fired. At right, the white-haired warrior Nakane Yoneshichi grips his sword overhead as he faces three soldiers in black uniforms, a horseman galloping to his aid behind him. On a brown horse in the center, the warrior Kirino Toshiaki battles General Miura, who rides a white horse, the pair swinging swords at each other. On the ground below, a soldier chokes a samurai as his victim struggles to free himself. At upper left, the leader of the rebels, General Saigo, surveys the battle from astride his horse, wearing his army uniform and a plumed hat. A dramatic triptych capturing the chaos of the battle, packed with energy and action. A great Yoshitoshi design with lots of action and lively color, plus burnishing on the black uniforms.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14" x 28 1/4" + top margin as shown
Condition - Finely printed with sharp, crisp detail. From a well preserved, almost untouched collection of Yoshitoshi senso-e. Not backed, three separate prints. Nice surface condition, smooth and not rubbed. Overall very good.