Kiyochika: Captain Higuchi Rescues an Orphan (Sold)

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Captain Higuchi Rescues an Orphan
Date: 1895

Captain Higuchi Takes an Orphan in His Arms During the Hard Fighting ('Higuchi ta minashigo idate funsen su'). The rightmost sheet is full of abstracted beauty, while the other two sheets show Japanese troops advancing over the corpses of Japanese men half-buried in snow. The brave Captain Higuchi rescues a Chinese orphan, showing his “compassion”.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Fukada Hatsujirô
Literature: Another example is shown online in the Mead Art Museum collections database
Signature: Kiyochika