Kiyochika: Onoguchi Tokuji Detonating an Explosion
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Onoguchi Tokuji Detonating an Explosion
Series: Mirror of Army and Navy Heroes (Rikkai gunjin kômyô kagami)
Date: 1895, February
The army engineer Onoguchi Tokuji unflinchingly setting off an explosion. The fireball seems to occur mere feet away from the soldier, but perhaps this is due to dramatic license. He is destroying the castle gate at Jinzhuocheng during the Sino-Japanese war.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Backing remnants verso and smudge of red pigment near soldier’s hat.
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Seal: Arists’s seals “Kiyo”, “Chika”