Kiyochika: Russian Man and White Flag of Surrender
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Russian Man and White Flag of Surrender
Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai Hyakusen hyakushô)
A Russian soldier turns to his wife, who holds up a white square of fabric. “Farewell present of a useful white flag, which Russian General’s wife thoughtfully gives when he leaves for the front, telling him to use it as soon as he sees the Japanese army.” The horse looks doubtful. Inochi no shiroi mono hone-gawa dôjin.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Library of Congress collection online. See Henry Smith’s book, pages 112-113.