Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
At Izu no Oshima, Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo Shoots an Enemy Warship with an Arrow, circa 1843 - 1844
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At Izu no Oshima, Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo Shoots an Enemy Warship with an Arrow, circa 1843 - 1844 - Fantastic triptych of the great archer Minamoto no Tametomo (also known as Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo) sinking the leading ship of his enemy Mochimitsu's fleet with a single arrow. He perches upon a rocky outcropping at left, his gripping his bow, having just released the arrow, the wind blowing his robes about him. In the center, Tametomo's mistress, Sasaraye, who is armed with a naginata, and his retainer, Oniyasha, holding an iron club, watch as the ship flounders in the sea, the single arrow piercing its thick hull. At lower left, a group of islanders looks on in admiration. A dynamic composition with outstanding detail and fine bokashi shading in the sky.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. Small tear at edge, a couple holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, staining. Please see photos for details.