Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
A Chronicle of Tranquility after the Subjugation of the West, 1878
Fuji Arts’ Winter Yoshitoshi Senso-e Exhibition
A Chronicle of Tranquility after the Subjugation of the West, 1878 - Interesting scene of a gathering of officers at the Imperial Palace following the end of the Satsuma Rebellion, which was known in Japanese as the Southwestern War (Seinan Senso). The Meiji Emperor and Empress sit atop a platform in the center behind a table covered with red cloth. A general stands before them in full military dress uniform, and two ladies-in-waiting at right hold a long-handled sake server and a tray. Two officials in traditional court attire flank the platform, but the rest of the attendants wear uniforms. Wonderful detail in the uniforms and setting, including burnishing on the black jackets and the black areas of the floor, and a delicate burnished scroll pattern on the black robe at right. Only the second time we've seen this Yoshitoshi triptych.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14" x 28 1/8" + top margin as shown
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.