Kiyochika: Determined Bravery
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Determined Bravery
Series: Mirror of Army and Navy Heroes (Rikkai gunjin kômyô kagami)
Date: 1895, May
The seaman Nishikawa Hatsutaro protects a box with his body against a furious explosion which has blown off his hat. His face is a study in determination. Kiyochika so beautifully portrays explosions, and the brushstroke-like waves of explosive power overlay the rest of the the design very effectively.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Seal: Artist’s seals