Record of the subjugation of the Kagoshima uprising

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Maker(s)
Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu 豊原周信 (1838-1912)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, March 14, 1877
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 35.6 x 70.6 cm (14 x 27 13/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.82a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
battle, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Satsuma Rebellion, triptych, 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

This print represents a battle during the Satsuma Rebellion, in which forces led by Saigo Takamori of Kagoshima Prefecture were opposed by the conscript army of the Meiji imperial government in Tokyo. The stage-like setting and dark night sky recall contemporary prints of the Kabuki theater. At center, a mortally-wounded government commander clutches at his chest as his blood drains to the ground and his face takes on a ghoulish pallor.

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

Copyright with museum