Comments - Dramatic scene of an attack on Major General Taneda Masaaki during the 1876 Shinpuren rebellion, one of several uprisings by disaffected former samurai during the Meiji era. Led by Otaguro Tomoo, a group of rebels attacked the Imperial Army garrison at Kumamoto, slaughtering more than 300 soldiers before the troops defeated them. Here, they attack Masaaki, the commander of the garrison, in his bed, tearing down the mosquito netting and thrusting swords at him as a beauty flees at left. Great expressive figures in a finely detailed setting. The first time we've seen this subject.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 18 7/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels, backed with paper. Slight toning, slight soiling at edges, creasing at corner. Please see photos for details.
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