Comments - Interesting view of the Japanese Imperial Diet meeting in 1893. The Diet or Japanese legislature first met in 1889 after the adoption of the Meiji Constitution. In the center, six men a hunched over a table, writing busily. A speaker stands on the balcony behind them, with other representatives seated behind a desk, a large clock on the wall nearby. The other members sit in concentric rows on the floor of the building, each dressed in a black suit with a white shirt and bow tie. Visitors watch from a gallery above at upper right, red draperies hanging between the ornate pillars. A handsome design with an unusual composition looking toward the speaker. Detailed with burnishing on the black suits and metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the glass globes of the lights. The first time we've seen this subject.
Artist - Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few creases at edges and stains. Please see photos for details.
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