Kiyochika: One-Eyed Dragon Smoking

Kiyochika: One-Eyed Dragon Smoking

Kobayashi Kiyochika

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: One-Eyed Dragon Smoking
Series: Mirror of Army and Navy Heroes (Rikkai gunjin kômyô kagami)
Date: 1895, January

Lt. General Yamaji Motoharu relaxes with a smoke as shadowy troops celebrate behind him. Known as the “One-eyed Dragon”, he commanded the troops that attacked Port Arthur and committed atrocities in the wake of the victory. 60,000 Chinese were estimated to have been killed in the attack, including civilians. Lt. General Yamaji was described by the Japanese as “the very incarnation of the Japanese knightly spirit”.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Literature: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/throwing_off_asia_01/kiyochika_mirror.html
Seal: Artist’s seals
Signature: Kiyochika

SKU: KYC196


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