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JAPAN. MIZUNO Toshikata (1866-1908)
FAMOUS SPY OF THE SINO JAPANESE WAR
JAPAN. MIZUNO Toshikata (1866-1908) Spy Kawasaki Iseo spies on the enemy and escapes in a stolen boat,  Antique triptych woodblock print in colour with a scene from the first Sino-Japanese war, by Toshikata (1866-1908) Title: Spy Kawasaki Iseo spies on the enemy and escapes in a stolen boat – Japan – 1894  1895
Triptych woodblock print in colour, each image 38 x 25 cms. complete 72 x 38 cms.
An exciting picture of sergeant Kawasaki Iseo who escapes from Chinese troops during the first Sino-Japanese war. Kawasaki Iseo swam across the Taidong river to spy on the enemy and subsequently escaped in a stolen boat to the positions of the Imperial Japanese army. Dressed in just his underwear and a hat, he escapes while enemy bullets tear up the sky around him.
£450.00   

Stock ref: 14119




 
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