Utagawa Yoshitora, "Great Battle of Nitta and Ashikaga"
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The rivalry between the warlords Nitta Yoshisada and Ashikaga Takauji is legendary and were defining moments in 14th century Japan when Kyoto was the seat of power. In this grand triptych by Yoshitora, Yoshisada's forces confronts Takauji's impossibly large fleet of warships. An impressive and meticulous design.
Date: c. 1848
Size: Oban Triptych
Condition: Fading, light trimming, otherwise good condition
Frame Shown: 22" x 40" x 3/4", Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
Custom matting available for triptych prints. Sizes will be determined for best presentation in consultation with customer - overall size range will be 20" - 22" (height) X 38" - 40" (width). Note that additional shipping charges apply (sorry, no international shipping available for matted triptychs).
Utagawa Yoshitora (1836-1880) was a pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi whose later works focused on documenting the modernization of the Meiji-period and of his woodblock prints of foreigners (or Yokohama-e).