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Attacking Inabayama Castle by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

Item Number: 952920

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 952920
 
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Attacking Inabayama Castle by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
Attacking Inabayama Castle
Series; The New Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Shinsen Taikoki)

Attacking Inabayama Castle - Handsome scene of Oda Nobunaga's men attacking Inabayama Castle in Mino Province. Kinoshita Tokichiro (the young Toyotomi Hideyoshi) was instrumental in the victory, leading a raid into the castle and opening the gates for Nobunaga's army to enter. Here, fighting takes place outside the walls of the fortress, with men engaged in hand-to-hand combat, swinging swords and spears. At left, a general on horseback urges his men on, directing them with a tasseled command baton. At upper right, a gourd on a spear appears above the wall, Hideyoshi's signal to the troops to begin the attack. A great atmospheric setting with the trees trunks rising up into the night sky. Nicely detailed and shaded.

Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 18 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds and ripples, diagonal fold. Tear at edge, repaired. Curling, slight soiling, a few creases and marks. Please see photos for details.


Attacking Inabayama Castle by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

Attacking Inabayama Castle by Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)

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