three separate sheets; battle scene in an interior; man at right wearing blue pants with white floral medallions fading to pale yellow at hems and blue patterned blouse, behind a black lacquer sliding door with flowers against a yellow ground at bottom, pulling on a very long staff penetrating the door, held by a man in blue armor at center; two fallen men in LLC--legs only of one of the men visible, across the body of the other man; running man in blue patterned kimono, with blood on his legs, at right, holding a spear; other figures fighting in background, left

Picture of a Night Battle at Shijō in Kyoto, 1864, 3rd lunar month

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Ōta Kazusanosuke Taira Harunaga-kō (R), Yasuda Takuhyōe Kunitomo (C), and Hori Ranmaru Nagayasu (L) 大多上総介平春永公 (R), 易田宅兵衛国朝 (C), 保里蘭丸永保 (L).

Details
Title
Picture of a Night Battle at Shijō in Kyoto
Artist Life
1839 - 1892
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2017.106.52a-c
Catalogue Raisonne
Keyes, Courage and Silence (1982), no. 125; Iwakiri, Yoshitoshi (2014), p. 299.
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three separate sheets; battle scene in an interior; man at right wearing blue pants with white floral medallions fading to pale yellow at hems and blue patterned blouse, behind a black lacquer sliding door with flowers against a yellow ground at bottom, pulling on a very long staff penetrating the door, held by a man in blue armor at center; two fallen men in LLC--legs only of one of the men visible, across the body of the other man; running man in blue patterned kimono, with blood on his legs, at right, holding a spear; other figures fighting in background, left