While looking for material for today’s Japanese prints page, I happened upon a postcard dating from 1904 titled “Soldier in the Snow”. What’s interesting is there is a work of the same name by this week’s artist Vereshchagin that bares a strikingly odd resemblance. I could only conclude the maker of the postcard was inspired by Vereshchagin himself, especially since he was in the country of Japan the year the postcard was made. Either that or it’s all a coincidence. See for yourself by looking at the original painting and maybe learn more about the artist if you haven’t done so already by going here.