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The Emperor's Triumphant Return
  • Yoshu Nobuyasu
    active: Japan

  • The Emperor's Triumphant Return, 1895, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: each: 368.3 x 228.6 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: each: 14 1/2 x 9 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.265.a,b,c
Label Text

a: Right section. Parade scene. There is a gold and red carriage with two uniformed men inside. There are about six mounted soldiers visible, all riding either white or brown horses with pale blue noses. Crowds and more soldiers line both sides of the street. Behind the crowds is an expanse of empty space, either a street or body of water. Further back is a building and trees. The sky is bright blue. There are birds, balloons and fireworks in the sky.

b: Center section. Parade scene. Part of carriage is shown at right center. There are seven soldiers on white and brown horses with pale blue noses. Crowds and soldiers on both sides of the street. There are three buildings in the background: one yellow, one brown and one white. There is a large caption in the top center.

c: Left section. Parade scene. Several mounted soldiers about to go under a large green arch, which leads into a building. Crowds and soldiers line the streets, carrying banners. At lower left is a yellow caption. Banners and flowers decorate the arch and there is a white sign on it with four characters.