Saigo Takamori and the Battle of Miyakonojo, 1877

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Current Status

Saigo Takamori and the Battle of Miyakonojo, 1877 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Saigo Takamori and the Battle of Miyakonojo, 1877

Comments - Terrific scene from the Satsuma Rebellion of Saigo Takamori and rebel samurai at the Battle of Miyakonojo. The bearded general stands in the center wearing a black uniform with fringed epaulets and braided trim, gripping his sword against his shoulder. All eyes are looking to the left, watching a shot from the enormous cannon behind them explode in a cloud of red and gray smoke. At right, a warrior in a purple floral kimono and black boots shades his eyes with his hand as he watches. Several oxen are gathered behind the gun carriage, and rugged mountains can be seen in the distance. A handsome design with lively color and wonderful detail, including burnishing on the black jackets and boots.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Small wormhole at edge, repaired. Slight soiling at edges, a few creases. Please see photos for details.

Saigo Takamori and the Battle of Miyakonojo, 1877 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Saigo Takamori and the Battle of Miyakonojo, 1877 by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Auction Rules and guidelines

This Auction Falls Under Our Standard Auction Rules and Guidelines

If you are a new bidder, please read the Rules and Guidelines page before bidding.