Kiyochika: Charging into Battle (Sold)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Charging into Battle
Series: Mirror of Army and Navy Heroes (Rikkai gunjin kômyô kagami)
Date: 1895, January
Lieutenant Mitsutani corrects his rearing horse and points his bayonet to lead the charge into battle. In the background is a theatrical-looking backdrop of men on horseback, distorted by smoke and the speed of their attack. Artistic license provides more drama here than a simple photograph would.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Seal: Artist’s seals