the signing of the treaty of shimonoseki;;;;
since I've been interested in paintings of interiors lately, this work strikes me with its details, patterns and colors. the flooring to the jade decals on the chairs, to the vase of flowers. this treaty signaled the end of the first sino-japanese war and a large sum of money transferred from china to japan. the other renderings of this scene don't capture the same essence of the atmosphere. . . to see this scene recreated would be amazing.