Taking Aim

Organization control number
A-1460
Classification
Painting
Author
By Soyama Sachihiko (1859-92)
Era century
Dated 1890 (Meiji 23)
Item shape
Oil on canvas
Collector
Tokyo National Museum
The artist Soyama studied under San Giovanni at the Technical Fine Arts School (Kobu Bijutsu Gakko). This historical painting was executed with oil paints in a realistic style. The model was Togo Shigemochi, an archery instructor of the former Kagoshima domain. With nationalism on the rise, many paintings on historical themes were produced at this time.(160223_h18)