The samurai warriors Ichijō Jirō Tadanori and Notonokami Noritsune are fighting by the shores of a sea or river and waves lash behind them as they struggle. One has the trapped under his arm as he grabs his belt – or does his opponent have the advantage as he wraps his arms around his neck and squeezes? This richly coloured and highly stylised woodcut shows the artist capturing the spirit of the Samurai and can be studied again and again to find new detail you didn’t notice before. Perfect for those who admire these ancient Japanese knights called Samurai, or the talent of this Ukiyo-e woodblock artist!
Artist: Katsukawa Shuntei
Date: 1818 – 1820
Original Type: Ukiyo-e woodcut
Canvas: 10×12 to 30×40 inch sizing, wrapped canvas