Chronicle of the Subjugation of Kagoshima: Match between the Government Forces and Rebels at Kumagawa, 1877 - Incredible scene from the Satsuma Rebellion of rebel samurai swimming across the Kumagawa River to attack government forces from the rear. At left, men clamber up the steep embankment to confront the Imperial Army, engaging them in hand-to-hand combat with swords. Several other samurai make their way across the water as a general on horseback at right urges them forward, waving a red flag. Clouds of smoke drift up into the night sky as raindrops slant across the landscape. A dramatic and atmospheric image, wonderfully composed and detailed. Includes fine bokashi shading and burnishing on the black uniforms. A rarely seen Yoshitoshi design.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/4"
Condition - Finely printed with sharp, crisp detail. From a well preserved, almost untouched collection of Yoshitoshi senso-e. Not backed, three separate prints. Nice surface condition, smooth and not rubbed. Overall very good.