Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Masakiyo Conquering Korea (Masakiyo sankan taiji (no) zu)
Woodblock print, signed Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga, published by Yamaguchiya Tobei, 1864
Oban triptych (each sheet approx. 36.2 x 25.3cm.)
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This design depicts the invasion of Korea by Kato Kiyomasa (Masakiyo) (1562-1611), however it has been suggested that it could be a veiled reference to a contemporary incident where the English bombed Kagoshima harbour in retaliation for the murder of the English merchant Charles Lennox Richardson (1834-62), in 1862.

For another impression, see Isao Toshihiko, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi no Sekai [The World of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi], (Tokyo, 2010), p.42-43, no.28.

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