C1895 Okura Koto, Rare Antique 19thc Japanese Woodblock Print, Sino-japanese War
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C1895 Okura Koto, Rare Antique 19thc Japanese Woodblock Print, Sino-japanese War:
c1895 OKURA KOTO, RARE ANTIQUE 19thC JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT, SINO-JAPANESE WAR
'THE JAPANESE SPIRIT' SERIES, SCOUT HIGASHIBATA RINPEI
An original Japanese woodblock print, byOkura Koto(active circa 1894-1905),depicting one of the heroes of the Sino-Japanese War, and from the series entitled 'The Spirit of Japan', published by Hasegawa Sumi.
This interesting and rarely seen series are bold designs of soldiers in action, this one entitled 'The Scout Higashibata Rinpei, Though Seriously Wounded, Bravely Routs the Enemy Soldiers'.
This fine print on hand made paper, issigned in black with two red seals.
The artist Okura Koto was a student of Ogata Gekkō(1859–1920), and his style is very reminiscent of his master's, drawn with fluid calligraphic line work and rendered in soft colours.
Size (incl. margins): 34.8cm x 23.1 cm or 13 3/5 inches x 9 inches
The print is in good condition, a fine impression on hand made paper. Small tears to both upper corners. Please see the images provided which complement this description.
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