Yoshitoshi: Foreign soldiers practicing maneuvers (Sold)

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Foreign soldiers practicing maneuvers
Date: 1867

Maneuvers by Three Categories of French and English Soldiers (Furansu Igirisu sanhei ôchôren no zu). View of a proving ground in Yokohama. The foreign soldiers are lined up in their distinctive uniforms, apparently using live ammunition. This is an early impression of the second state, with a dark sky. The dark sky serves the composition well, however, as the explosion in the distance shows up with strong contrast as it is done in lead orange.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Maruya Jinpachi
Literature: Probably not in Keyes (might be 99). See MET online for an example.