A Telegram From Kagoshima: The Bloody Battle of the Kagoshima Rebellion in 1877, 1877
Ink on Panel
13 15/16 in. x 28 7/8 in. (354.01 mm x 733.43 mm)
Triptych; 3 panels matted together but not cojoined. Descriptive label on verso of mat.
On mat, in pencil: Marer 395. Text box with Japanese text printed in the upper right of the right panel. Signed: Oju Taiso Yoshitoshi hitsu. Artist's seal: Yoshitoshi. Carver: Hori Gin.
Colored ink woodblock on paper; oban; triptych.
Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of a battle scene. Triptych. Saigo and his troops were met by the imperial army in Kumamoto, and after 50 days of fighting, Saigo and his men were forced to retreat. They fought their way back home with a last battle through the mountains to Kagoshima. During a battle in September, Saigo committed suicide after being wounded, rather than suffer the indignities of capture, trial and execution.
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