Seller: tadpoley (8.443) 100%, Location: West Midlands, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401759998009 Rare Original Japanese Woodblock Print ' The Command ' A grim-looking Samurai is instructed by the Emperor or Shogun. (There are some superb details in this print.) Date of publication: Late Meiji (1880s) Signed with the red Hankyo seal of the Artist A two-sheet Diptych of single-sided prints, unjoined and never framed. Series:Nihon Rekishi Gaho With contributing artists; Takahashi Shotei, Kono Bairei, Watanabe, Etc. Published by Okura Shoten Editor Matsumoto Fûko, Tokyo Printed on traditional medium-weight Washi paper Single-sided sheets that have never been framed Demonstrating 'bleed-through' of inksThere is also a successful combination of the 'new' Japanese realism and the traditional Chinese-influenced landscape tradition. Condition as picture: (VG for It's age) (Paper ageing commensurate with being over 100 years of age, trimmed) NB: Some slight soiling and washi loss, especially at margins. Ageing, creases and soiling commensurate with it's age.~ Colours paled a little by the flash photo. We have left the central gutter intact; this can be used to good effect if framed, or folded back as required. Size approx: overall image 10.5 x 7.5 inches We offer Shipping discounts for multiple purchases; Worldwide! N.B: For Domestic UK Shipping: FOC 2nd Class only insures you to £20. Please use 'Signed For / Recorded Delivery' between £20 and £50, above £50 please use Special Delivery which insures you to £250. For International (non-UK) shipping: Regular Airmail Insures you to £20. Please use 'International Tracked/Signed' for orders between £20 and £50; above £50 there will be an additional £2.50 for the Royal Mail's compensation which insures you to £250.Your choice of shipping method indicates that you recognise and accept the maximum insurance cover that accompanies that choice. It is easy to view the collection via our ebay shop ' Mainly Meiji ' where items are arranged by category, perhaps add us to your list of 'Favourite Sellers'... Please keep browsing; I will continue to list prints from my personal collection. Condition: A rare two-page Diptych Japanese Woodcut in vgc for it's age.