Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Battle of Shizu-ga-mine, 1847 - 1850
Comments - Fantastic illustration of the Battle of Shizu-ga-mine in 1583. In the center, a warrior charges ahead on his black horse, his hair blowing in the wind as he stabs an opponent with his spear. His personal standard or sashimono flutters above his back, bearing an image of the Buddhist god Fudu Myoo carrying a sword and surrounded by flames. At left, a samurai stands his ground on a rocky slope, wielding his sword with both hands against a group of enemies thrusting their weapons at him. A fallen warrior lies on the ground behind him as additional troops approach from the left. A pine tree overlooks the water, with a castle nestled among the hills on the opposite shore. A terrific, dramatic image with a handsome natural setting and wonderful detail.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 29" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Stitching holes at one side of two panels, a few holes, repaired. Slight soiling and creasing, a few spots and wrinkles. Please see photos for details.