Portrait of Terajima Munenori

Kuroda Seiki1900 (Meiji 33)

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Terajima Munenori (1832-93) was born as the second son of a low-ranking samurai from Satsuma fief (Kyushu). He traveled to England as a member of Satsuma's mission to England together with Machida Hisanari, who later became the first director of the Tokyo National Museum. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868, he became a diplomat to use his experiences in England and made efforts to amend treaties Japan had signed with foreign countries.


  • Title: Portrait of Terajima Munenori
  • Creator: Kuroda Seiki
  • Creator Lifespan: 1866 - 1924
  • Date Created: 1900 (Meiji 33)
  • Physical Dimensions: w789 x h1093 mm
  • Object Title: 寺島宗則像
  • Object Notes(Japanese): 寺島宗則(1832~93)は、薩摩国の郷士長野祐照の次男として生まれた。1865年、薩摩藩の遣英使節の一員として、後に東京国立博物館初代館長となる町田久成らとともにイギリスへ渡った。維新後は渡英経験を生かして外交官となり、諸外国との条約改正に臨んだ。
  • Object Date: 明治33年(1900)
  • Medium(Japanese): カンバス・油彩
  • Artist Name: 黒田清輝筆
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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