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The Great Earthquake at Momoyama Palace in Fushimi, 1883 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Item Number: 899228

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 899228
 
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The Great Earthquake at Momoyama Palace in Fushimi, 1883 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

Original Kiyochika (1847 - 1915) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Great Earthquake at Momoyama Palace in Fushimi, 1883
Series; An Unofficial History of JapanS

The Great Earthquake at Momoyama Palace in Fushimi, 1883 - Terrific illustration of the aftermath of the great earthquake at Fushimi in 1596. The temblor destroyed Momoyama Castle, also known as Fushimi Castle, which was built only a few years earlier by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. In this scene, a nobleman and the ladies of the palace take refuge in a temporary encampment, the landscape behind them strewn with boulders and orange smoke from a fire billowing into the night sky in the distance. Some of the women cower behind their hands in alarm, with one hiding her face on the ground. A messenger kneels at right, reporting the news. A dramatic illustration of this historic event, with lively color and expressive figures. Includes a dusting of mica across the top of the night sky.

Artist - Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)
Image Size - 13" x 26 1/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight curling. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.


The Great Earthquake at Momoyama Palace in Fushimi, 1883 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

The Great Earthquake at Momoyama Palace in Fushimi, 1883 by Kiyochika (1847 - 1915)

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