Fierce Fighting at Pyongyang Displays the Japanese Spirit to the World

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Maker(s)
Artist: Fujiwara Shin'ichi (active 1894)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, October 1894
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 36.1 x 71.6 cm (14 3/16 x 28 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.34a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
battle, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Sino-Japanese War, triptych, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury

Label

This print depicts a scene in the Japanese attack on Pyongyang. In only 24 hours of fighting, the Japanese First Army drove the Chinese from their last position in Korea. This print by the artist Fujiwara Shin'ichi shows considerable artistry in the monochromatic landscape with poetic allusions to the familiar imagery of autumn grasses. Fujiwara Shin'ichi is known only through the Sino-Japanese War prints that bear his signature.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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