Subject:Re: Woodblock Triptych
Posted By: Stan Thu, Apr 30, 2020
A bit more information...
Heroes of Kagoshima, 1877 - Handsome group portrait depicting some of the heroes of the Satsuma Rebellion in Kagoshima. Saigo Takamori, the leader of the rebels, sits on a chair at top center, wearing a military uniform and plumed hat. The other men wear traditional robes or fine suits of armor, and one woman is shown at upper right in a yellow and black plaid kimono holding a naginata, a white sash tied around her forehead. Nicely detailed with vibrant color and expressive figures, with burnishing on some of the armor and caps. A handsome image from this historic conflict, each person carefully identified with a name cartouche, along with a list running across the top of the print.
The link below gives a history and timeline of the Satsuma Rebellion. Your print is about 2/3 of the way down the page on the right. The artist is given as unknown.
URL Title :Satsuma Rebellion