Comments - Fascinating illustration of a ceremony presenting cups of sake from the Emperor to the Imperial Army commanders who conquered the rebel samurai during the Satsuma Rebellion. The officers take turns sitting in three chairs in the center of the room as ladies-in-waiting pour sake from long-handled servers into large red lacquer cups. The man in the center tilts his head back as he drinks from the enormous cup. At right, a general sits behind a wooden desk with an open ledger before him. Outside the palace, troops stand at attention. An intriguing image, detailed with embossing on the white kimono and burnishing in some of the black uniforms.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 14" x 28 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small losses at edges, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, stain. Please see photos for details.
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