Pair of Japanese Six Panel Screens: Tosa School Painting of the Battle of Yashima
Both screens are 17th century painting depicting the battle of Ichinotani. The 1st is depicting The Genji (white flags), driving the Heike (red flags) from Yashima (modern day Takamatsu). This screen features the famous warrior, Minamoto Yoshitsune, reaching for his bow fallen in the water. The warrior in the ship trying to reach Yoshitsune is Taira Moritsugu. The battle of Yashima occurred on March 22, 1185 (more information on request). Both are beautifully painted with unusually stylized clouds. The second depicting the Genji (white flags), driving the Heike (red flags) from their fortress into the sea (close to modern day Kobe). This painting captures the scene of the death of the young warrior, Taira Atsumori, by Kumagai Naozane, a famous general and a scene recreated in Japanese plays. Both are beautifully painted with unusually stylized clouds. Mineral pigments and gold flake on mulberry paper.
- 2nd half of 17th century
- 55 1/4" h x 116 1/2" w x 3/4" d
- 140.3cm h x 295.9cm w
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- over $100,000