6. Wild maned Lin Chu has killed Officer Lu (1886)

Lin Chu had been directed to a far-off army camp as a guard. Officer Lu was sent to murder him. Fire has been set to the guardhouse as a diversion. It burns at the background of the prints. Lin Chu was not killed ‘by accident’, because he had taken shelter from the cold in the Temple of the Mountain Spirit. He was able to surprise Officer Lu and kill him. Snow falls on the cruel scene.

The tale stems from the Chinese novel Water Margin or Suikoden. It tells the story of heroic outlaws (circa 1101-26).