Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sato Masakiyo in Battle
Comments - Fantastic triptych depicting the great warrior Sato Masakiyo (Kato Kiyomasa) during a heated battle. Riding a black horse at center, he charges ahead, thrusting his pole arm at an enemy on a brown horse. His red cape flows over his back, and his fringed personal standard flutters above his head as he glares at his adversary, who counters his blow with his own spear. A volley of shots streaks across the sky amidst clouds of smoke tinged with purple. The battle rages all around, with warriors fighting on foot and on horseback, a chaos of weapons, banners, and standards. A great scene filled with energy and action. A fine choice for a samurai enthusiast.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Large tear at edge, smaller tear, a few holes, thinning areas, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.