Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Battle of Ichi-no-Tani in the Genpei War, 1884
Comments - Terrific scene from the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani between Taira and Minamoto forces. At left, the Minamoto warrior Kumagai Naozane clashes swords with the young Taira Atsumori, who rides a dappled horse in the center. The youthful samurai leans over the side of his horse, gripping his sword with both hands, his horned helmet topped with a snake. At right, two enemies grapple on the ground as waves lap at the shore beneath the night sky. A great action scene, beautifully detailed and nicely shaded.
Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 14" x 28 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Very slight soiling, a few creases. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.