Yoshitoshi: The Conquest of Korea (Sold)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Conquest of Korea
Sankan taiji (no) zu (The conquest of Korea). The fellow on the horse at right is Kato Kiyomasa, identified by the hat. He is also called Masakiyo. He led forces to capture China and went via Korea in the 16th century. Other prints from this time are actually a veiled reference to a brief skirmish that the Japanese had with the English in 1862 in Kagoshima. The ships in the distance might refer to this?
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Maruya Jinpachi
Literature: Probably not in Keyes (might be 99).