The Second of the Line: Lord Hidetada (Daitoku-in) - Dramatic scene of Lord Hidetada, the second Tokugawa shogun, fleeing in a boat from the Battle of Osaka Castle with Sanada Daisuke in hot pursuit. Accompanied by samurai from the Okubo Clan, Hidetada sits in the boat at left, gesturing at his enemies as a boatman quickly poles the craft away from the shore. Daisuke stands in the saddle of his horse at upper right, angry that his enemy is escaping. The fight continues behind him with smoke billowing across the night sky, a group of startled herons or egrets taking flight. A handsome design, nicely detailed and shaded, with faint embossing in the birds' feathers and a dusting of mica across the top of the sky.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 3/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Very slight paper remnants on reverse from previous backing. Tiny losses at two corners, a couple small holes, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and small stains. Please see photos for details. Good overall.