Kiyochika: Kuropatkin Pleading with St. Andrew

Kiyochika: Kuropatkin Pleading with St. Andrew

Kobayashi Kiyochika

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Kuropatkin Pleading with St. Andrew
Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai Hyakusen hyakushô)
Date: 1904

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.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, pages 112-113.
Signature: Kiyochika

SKU: KYC307


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