Kiyochika: Advancing at the Battle of Asan
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Advancing at the Battle of Asan
From a physical and psychological distance calm soldiers mounted on noble steeds overlook glorious explosions of carnage and destruction. “Advancing across the Ansong River at the Battle of Asan” (Gazan gekisen Anjo no watashi shingeki no zu). Kiyochika can’t help but to create beautiful scenes, even when the subject matter is stomach-churning.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi.
Literature: See the Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard, MFA for examples.