Kiyochika: Meeting for Peace Negotiations (Sold)

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Meeting for Peace Negotiations
Date: April 1895

With a stiff formality befitting the occasion, Kiyochika has pictured the negotiations for peace that began on March 20, 1895, less than eight months after the Sino-Japanese war commenced. Separated by a large table, standing on the right is Li Hung-chang, Chief Plenipotentiary for the negotiations for the Chinese side. For the Japanese side are pictured (l-r) Chief Cabinet Secretary Itô Miyoji, Prime Minister Itô Hirobumi, and Foreign Minister Mutsu Munemitsu. The Japanese are dignified in their western military uniforms, while the Chinese look more old-fashioned in their traditional court dress and hairstyles.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Literature: Pictured in “Kiyochika: Artist of Meiji Japan” by Henry D. Smith II, figure 99, page 90.
Signature: Kiyochika