Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Meiji Emperor's Funeral Procession, 1912
Comments - Handsome illustration of the funeral procession of the Meiji Emperor in 1912. Shinto priests in blue gray robes and tall black caps walk alongside military officers in dress uniforms, their chests covered with ribbons and medals. An elegant royal cart drawn by oxen carries the emperor's body, with more officers, nobles, and priests stretching out ahead and behind. A wonderfully detailed illustration of this historic event. Detailed with fine line work and delicate embossing on the body of the cart. A great choice for a student of Meiji era history.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 14" x 28" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Light horizontal centerfold, fold near bottom edge of one panel. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.