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The Master Takechi Mitsuhide and His Men Fighting to the Death at Amagasaki

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
The Master Takechi Mitsuhide and His Men Fighting to the Death at Amagasaki, 1865
Ink on Paper
14 1/4 in. x 28 3/4 in. (361.95 mm x 730.25 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.96


Alternate Title: Amagasaki daigassen Takechi shuji uchijini no zu

Commentary
Triptych; 3 panels cojoined. Defeat of the Takechi clan:  The military leader Takechi Mitsuhide is shown atop his dying horse, while his son Mitsuyoshi attempts to stand at left.  This battle still rages on the opposite shore with shadow figures charging by the castle at Yamashiro.

Marks
On mat, in pencil: Marer 393, Yoshitoshi. Signed: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga. Censor's seal: Aratame and date (Ushi-go) in single seal.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on paper; oban; triptych.

Object Description
Edo period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of a battle scene. Triptych.

Publisher
Tsujibun (Tsujiokaya Bunsuke).

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