Kiyochika: White-faced Russians (Sold)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: White-faced Russians
Series: Long Live Japan: One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai Hyakusen hyakushô)
Russian Soldier Shows White Flag Plainly to Japanese Army: “Oh!, Say, Can You See?” A Russian officer and three soldiers surrender upon hearing the trumpet of the Japanese army. After they discover that their white flag is missing, the three paint their faces white, even that of the horse, to indicate their surrender.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Minor stain left margin.
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See Henry Smith’s book, pages 112-113. This design in the LOC collection.