Kiyochika: Onoguchi Tokuji Detonating an Explosion

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Title: Onoguchi Tokuji Detonating an Explosion
Series: Mirror of Army and Navy Heroes (Rikkai gunjin kômyô kagami)
Date: 1895, February

The army engineer Onoguchi Tokuji unflinchingly setting off an explosion. The fireball seems to occur mere feet away from the soldier and to cause him no harm, but perhaps this is due to dramatic license. He is destroying the castle gate at Jinzhuocheng during the Sino-Japanese war.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Seal: Arists’s seals “Kiyo”, “Chika”
Signature: Kiyochika