Re: unknown Triptych


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Posted by Guy Pepermans (84.197.53.237) on January 26, 2016 at 22:13:41:

In Reply to: unknown Triptych posted by LatestarPF on January 24, 2016 at 15:14:22:

I did some further research looking at the title in Japanese (神恵朋世記). Some of the scarce Japanese sources do refer indeed to the Boshin War (1868-69) but the wheels of the carriage in the right hand panel (also present in the title cartouche) are shaped as the Satsuma cross. So, I think that this triptych refers to the Satsuma rebellion (Seinan War) in 1877. Look also at the color scheme, in particular the use of purple.

Guy.





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