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Saigo Takamori in Nirvana

by Nagashima Tatsugoro

Saigo Takamori in Nirvana by Nagashima Tatsugoro

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.

 

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Saigo Takamori in Nirvana

Price: ¥86,400




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