Comments - Dramatic scene from the Boshin War of the Battle of Lower Toba in Yamashiro Provinces between forces loyal to the Tokugawa Shogunate and pro-Imperialists. At right, men on horseback and on foot fight atop a bridge as flames and orange smoke rise behind them against the night sky. The foreground is littered with wounded and dying samurai, blood flowing onto the ground. At left, a samurai gestures towards the battle, bleeding badly from a head wound, a gun in his hand. Heavy, dark tree branches frame the scene, adding to the ominous feeling of the battle.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 3/8" x 27 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels. Slight thinning at corner, a few wormholes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.