This picture shows an image section (middle part of a tryptichon) of the battle with the rebels at Kawajiri
At the right side we see Saigo Takamori
, the leader of the rebels, sitting astride his horse who is directing his troops and gesticulating with his sword.
A lively scene full of energy and action with wonderful expressive figures. A wonderful print from Yoshitoshi
(1839 - 1892)
Format: approx. 24 x 35 cm (Oban
Year of publication: about 1877
Condition: Very good print. The left upper half of the picture has various small wormholes which have been reinforced. The middle of the sheet has a slight purple shimmer.
Colours: Very good.This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photo/scan.