Saigo Takamori in Nirvana by Nagashima Tatsugoro
Image of Saigo in Nirvana (Saigo Nehan Zo)
Fascinating diptych showing a recently dead Saigo Takamori in a lying Buddhist position while people show their inconsolable grief. Even the animals are saddened by his death (see the dog with a paw over its eyes). Published just two weeks after his death.
Nagashima Tatsugoro. Tokyo. Oct. 5, 1877.
Published by Kumagai Shoshichi.
47.4 x 36.4cm. Two oban size prints joined.
In good original condition. Some wear, minor trimming. Unbacked with nice bleedthrough.