Oban triptych (360 x710 mm); mounted.
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Terrible war of General Sakamoto, leader of the imperial warship Akagi.
A portrait of General Sakamoto at the battle of Yalu River (1894) executed by the Japanese artist, Toshikata Mizuno. General Sakamoto was killed in this battle.
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