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The Battle of Yashima
Artist: Hanabusa Itchō
Price: $10,000.00
Medium: Painting
Ship From Rockville, MD

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Creation Date: 1700
Materials: Painting on silk mounted on silk covered paper scroll
Dimensions: 79" x 58" x 4"
Condition: Fine. Recently restored and rebacked. The mount includes both new material (the backing and most of the silk mount) and material from a previous restoration (the futai, or decorative strips, and the thin strips of material immediately above and below the painting). An open tear (2 in. x 1.5 in.) in an unpainted area near the center of the painting has been neatly repaired, as have several other closed tears in unpainted portions of the silk (see photographs). See complete condition report above.
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: Large Japanese scroll painting on silk by Hanabusa Itcho (1652-1724), painting dimensions: w 48.75 in. x h 31 in., mount dimensions: w 57.5 in. x h 79 in. x 4 in when rolled. Signed lower left (see photographs) with two seals.
The Battle of Yashima, March 22, 1185, was one of the battles of the Genpei War between the Taira and Minamoto clans of Japan. The battle took place on and near Shikoku Island in what is now Kagawa Province.
In The Tale of the Heike, an epic account of the two clans’ struggle for control of Japan, a very beautiful lady in a Heike boat, placed a fan atop a pole, and dared the Minamoto to knock it off. In one of the most famous archery feats in all of Japanese history, Nasu no Yoichi rode out into the sea on horseback, and did just that in one shot. The Minamoto were victorious, but the majority of the Taira fleet escaped to Dan-no-ura, where they were defeated one month later in the Battle of Dan-no-ura.
Recently restored and rebacked. The mount includes both new material (the backing and most of the silk mount) and material from a previous restoration (the futai, or decorative strips, and the thin strips of material immediately above and below the painting). An open tear (2 in. x 1.5 in.) in an unpainted area near the center of the painting has been neatly repaired, as have several other closed tears in unpainted portions of the silk (see photographs). Some moderate discoloration to silk near Taira warriors at the right edge of the scene, with general light discoloration and small stains to silk, consistent with age.