Kiyochika: Charging into Battle

Kiyochika: Charging into Battle (Sold)

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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.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Seal: Artist’s seals
Signature: Kiyochika