Kiyochika: Laying Telegraph Wire (Sold)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Laying Telegraph Wire
Series: Mirror of Army and Navy Heroes (Rikkai gunjin kômyô kagami)
Date: 1895, February
Commander of the Imperial Japanese Army the First Infantry Regiment (Dai ichi ryôdan-chô Nogi Maresuke kun). General Nogi Maresuke (1949-1912) in a fur-lined coat supervises as his men attach (telegraph?) wire to trees. He was one of the commanders of during the 1894 capture of Port Arthur and later a governor of Taiwan. He is also honored in Japan for committing seppuku with his wife following Emperor Meiji’s funeral. A rare design from a fairly rare series.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Seal: Carver’s seal: Hori yata