Ceremony of Promulgation of the Constitution, 1889

by Kunitoshi (1847 - 1899)

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Ceremony of Promulgation of the Constitution, 1889 by Kunitoshi (1847 - 1899)

Original Kunitoshi (1847 - 1899) Japanese Woodblock Print
Ceremony of Promulgation of the Constitution, 1889

Comments - Terrific depiction of the ceremony for the promulgation of the Meiji Constitution. The emperor sits behind a cloth covered table atop a platform at left, wearing a formal military uniform. A dignitary bows before him, reading from the document in his hands. Dignitaries are gathered around the room, some seated while others are standing. The empress watches at lower left, she and her ladies-in-waiting dressed in the latest Western fashions. Other uniformed men are gathered around the outside of the room, with other men in black suits at lower right. A wonderfully detailed image of this historic event and the first time we've seen this subject.

Artist - Kunitoshi (1847 - 1899)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 27 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Vertical folds, a few small repairs, creasing throughout.

Ceremony of Promulgation of the Constitution, 1889 by Kunitoshi (1847 - 1899)
Ceremony of Promulgation of the Constitution, 1889 by Kunitoshi (1847 - 1899)

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