Saigo Takamori at an Encampment, 1878

by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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Saigo Takamori at an Encampment, 1878 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Original Kunichika (1835 - 1900) Japanese Woodblock Print
Saigo Takamori at an Encampment, 1878

Comments - Interesting kabuki scene of Saigo Takamori, the leader of the rebel samurai during the Satsuma Rebellion, meeting with an elderly man at an encampment. At lower left, the man grimaces angrily as he stares up at Saigo, who sits in the center, looking back at the agitated man calmly. Saigo wears a dress uniform and a hat trimmed with feathers, his gloved hands holding a fan. At right, a warrior with cropped hair holds up a petition as he scowls at his seated companion. A cloth panel provides privacy for the group. From left, the actors are Nakamura Sojuro, Nakamura Nakazo, Ichikawa Danjuro, Ichikawa Sadanji, and Onoe Kikugoro. Great expressive figures, nicely detailed with burnishing on Saigo's black jacket and hat.

Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight thinning at corners, a couple small wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and creasing. Please see photos for details.

Saigo Takamori at an Encampment, 1878 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Saigo Takamori at an Encampment, 1878 by Kunichika (1835 - 1900)

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