Scout Higashibata Rinpei, Though Seriously Wounded, Bravely Routs the Enemy Soldiers (Sekkô Higashibata Rinpei jûshô makete tô funtô tekihei o washisu zu), from the series The Japanese Spirit (Yamatodamashii)
「日本魂 斥候東端林平 重傷負けて当奮闘敵兵を走す図」
1895 (Meiji 28), March
The series, bound as an album (this design not illustrated): Hu et al, Conflicts of Interest (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #67.2
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Most of the prints in this series have the signatures of pupils of Kôtô, beginninig with the character “Kô,” in the insets; but the individual signatures have not yet been identified.
Kôtô (on main image); signature of student "Kô..." in inset
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection