[The Battle of Minatogawa]

Method Woodblock (nishiki-e)
Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu
Published 1853-57
Dimensions Ôban tate-e triptych [Each sheet ~15.6 x 10.7 inches]
Notes Signature: Yoshikazu ga

A print of the battle of Minatogawa, also known as the Battle of Minato River, which was a battle of the Nanboku-chō Wars fought near the Minato River in Settsu Province on 5 July 1336. The battle was a major defeat for the Imperial loyalists but became famous in Japanese mythology.

Utagawa Yoshikazu (fl. 1850-70) was born in Edo (Tokyo) where he stayed for the rest of his life. He started as a pupil of Kuniyoshi Utagawa. Yoshikazu is a major printmaker of the Yokohama school. His favorite subjects were foreigners and foreign manners. He often signed his prints with Ichikawa Yoshikazu.

Condition: Trimmed to image. Some creasing and thinning. Some binding holes to sides. Pen marking to left sheet sky area.
Framing mounted
Price £975.00
Stock ID 51276