Kiyochika: Humorous Double Chuban
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Humorous Double Chuban
Series: Probably Nissei sensô shôraku gakai (Comical Art Exhibiti of the Sino-Japanese War)
Two humorous scenes regarding the Sino-Japanese war. Above are two anthropomorphic ships standing on their hands and doffing caps with their feet in the manner of acrobats. Seated on the ground are two Japanese naval men, one an officer. Below we see three Chinese in traditional garb walking away from an aged scholar who looks very bereft. Perhaps they’ve taken the robe off of his back?
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Fukada Hatsujirô
Literature: See MFA for others from this series.