Bushido: Way of the Samurai

Key works

  • JAPANESE
Armour (18th century) 


metal, wood, pigment, lacquer, gold paint, silk, cotton, leather, metal thread
(a-k) 136.0 x 56.0 x 45.0 cm (overall) (installation)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Henry Darlot, 1888
2066.a-k-D1A

    JAPANESE
    Armour (18th century)
    metal, wood, pigment, lacquer, gold paint, silk, cotton, leather, metal thread
    (a-k) 136.0 x 56.0 x 45.0 cm (overall) (installation)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Mrs Henry Darlot, 1888
    2066.a-k-D1A

  • JAPANESE
Saddle and stirrups with dragon and lightening design Edo period (1600-1615)-1868 


lacquer on wood, gold, silver, pigment, cotton cord
(a) 27.5 x 42.3 x 38.4 cm (saddle)
(b) 25.3 x 29.4 x 12.0 cm (stirrup)
(c) 25.3 x 29.4 x 12.0 cm (stirrup)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1888
2025M.a-c-D1A

    JAPANESE
    Saddle and stirrups with dragon and lightening design Edo period (1600-1615)-1868
    lacquer on wood, gold, silver, pigment, cotton cord
    (a) 27.5 x 42.3 x 38.4 cm (saddle) (b) 25.3 x 29.4 x 12.0 cm (stirrup) (c) 25.3 x 29.4 x 12.0 cm (stirrup)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1888
    2025M.a-c-D1A

  • Utagawa Yoshitsuya
The death of Kusunoki Masatsura (19th century) 


colour woodblock (triptych)
(a-c) 35.9 x 74.0 cm (image) (overall)
(a-c) 36.4 x 74.0 cm (sheet) (overall)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1993
AS9.a-c-1993

    Utagawa Yoshitsuya
    The death of Kusunoki Masatsura (19th century)
    colour woodblock (triptych)
    (a-c) 35.9 x 74.0 cm (image) (overall) (a-c) 36.4 x 74.0 cm (sheet) (overall)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1993
    AS9.a-c-1993

  • Felice BEATO (attributed to)
No title (Samurai warrior) (1860s-1870s) 


albumen silver photograph, colour dyes
24.2 x 19.6 cm (image and sheet)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Thomas Dixon, Member, 2001
2001.193

    Felice BEATO (attributed to)
    No title (Samurai warrior) (1860s-1870s)
    albumen silver photograph, colour dyes
    24.2 x 19.6 cm (image and sheet)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Presented through the NGV Foundation by Thomas Dixon, Member, 2001
    2001.193