Kiyochika: Kuropatkin Pleading with St. Andrew
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Kuropatkin Pleading with St. Andrew
Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai Hyakusen hyakushô)
Kuropatkin, the Russian Minister of War, appeals to Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Russia, who seems indifferent to his kneeling pleas. St. Andrew holds a Russian shield that shows the iconic bird shedding tears. Kuropatkin is pointing to one of several destroyed ships that indicate the ruination of the Russian fleet.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, pages 112-113.