Kagoshima shinbun

citation

Historical period(s)
Meiji era, March, 1877
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 35.6 x 72 cm (14 x 28 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.26a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), samurai, Satsuma Rebellion, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury

Label

Prints in the early Meiji period were widely circulated as illustrated accounts of current events. This print titled Kagoshima Newspaper relates an incident in the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877, led by Saigo Takamori. Saigo is shown seated at right outside Kagoshima Castle. One of his loyal samurai points out a large naval vessel sent by the Japanese government as it steams into the harbor. Saigo's opposition to the central government was eventually defeated, and he eventually committed suicide.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum