Original Toshiaki (1864 - 1921) Japanese Woodblock Print
Illustration of Citizens Greeting the Return of His Imperial Majesty's Carriage, 1895
Comments - Handsome illustration of the Meiji Emperor returning to Tokyo in triumph at the end of the Sino-Japanese War. Riding in an elegant carriage surrounded by officers on horseback, the emperor makes his way through a triumphal arch covered with greenery at Hibiya, with Japanese flags crossed above the entrance. Cheering crowds line the street, clapping and waving their hats as fireworks explode overhead. A handsome depiction of this historic event, also in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Artist - Toshiaki (1864 - 1921)
Image Size - 14" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Small losses at corners, repaired. Slight soiling, a few marks and stains. Please see photos for details.