An Oral Account of the Subjugation of Kagoshima, 1877

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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An Oral Account of the Subjugation of Kagoshima, 1877 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
An Oral Account of the Subjugation of Kagoshima, 1877

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An Oral Account of the Subjugation of Kagoshima, 1877 - Terrific scene from the Satsuma Rebellion depicting the rebel leader Saigo Takamori and a group of young recruits at an encampment. Saigo stands at right dressed in a black military uniform adorned with gold braid, wearing gray gloves and holding a cane. He looks over his shoulder with a sad expression as several of the young boys cry, their friends consoling them. At left, one boy solicitously takes his companion by the arm as he wipes tears from his eye with his hand. In the center a boy dressed in green places his hand protectively on a younger boy's shoulder as the child bends forward in grief. A retainer kneels at right holding Saigo's plumed black hat, an overstuffed red armchair behind him. Smoke rises from a bonfire, drifting off into the gray night sky, a full moon glowing softly at left. An intriguing scene with beautifully expressive figures and an atmospheric setting, detailed with burnishing on the black uniform and hat.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28 1/2"

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with somewhat stiff paper. Vertical folds. A few small repairs.

An Oral Account of the Subjugation of Kagoshima, 1877 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
An Oral Account of the Subjugation of Kagoshima, 1877 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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