EDO PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
THE BATTLE OF YASHIMA AND ICHINOTANI
pair of six-fold screens: ink, colour on paper
Each panel: 47 x 139.5 cm., 18½ x 55 in.
- The screens from the 17th century are overall in good condition with some areas with old restoration around the hinges. - There are some tears repaired as can be seen in the images. The faces and details are well painted.
- The mounting is in good condition but recently rebacked.
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The first screen depicting the Battle of Ichinotani depicts the Death of Atsumori (Atsumori no saigo). The young warrior in the sea looking back is Taira Atsumori, another warrior who is following him after Kumagai Naozane. All the Heike warriors are running away from their fort to the sea.
The second screen depicting the Battle of Yashima showcases Yumi nagashi. The warrior in the middle who is trying to pick up his arrow is Minamoto Yoshitsune. The warrior in the ship who is trying to get Yoshitsune is Taira Moritsugu (Ecchu-jiro-byoe Moritsugu).