Kiyochika: Chinese with pinwheel eyes

Kiyochika: Chinese with pinwheel eyes (Sold)

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Chinese with pinwheel eyes
Series: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Hyakusen hyakushô)
Date: 1894

Satirical glimpse of what must be a Chinese leader gone mad, with everyday Chinese men bowing before him. This series presented rather cruel caricatures of the Chinese enemy during the Sino-Japanese War.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, pages 94-95.
Signature: Kiyochika