Kiyochika: Weeping Russian Wives (Sold)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Weeping Russian Wives
Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai Hyakusen hyakushô)
General Kuropatkin and His Staff Joyfully Leaving St. Petersburg for the Front. Clutching his leg is a weeping woman, presumably his wife, who seems to beg him to stay. To the right we see a line of his waiting staff, one holding the reins to a horse.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, pages 112-113. This design in the LOC collection.