Our army attacking the enemy at Jiuliancheng

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Maker(s)
Artist: Adachi Ginkō 安達吟光 (active 1874 - 1897)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, November 1894
Medium
Woodblock print triptych; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 35.8 x 71.1 cm (14 1/8 x 28 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.35a-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, 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

The light colors and composition of this print present the intense battle virtually as a pattern of light and billowing smoke. Most of the action takes place in the distance as the soldiers in the foreground prepare to join in. Little is known about the artist of this beautiful print except that he was known for illustrations of Kabuki theater. He distinguishes himself here as an artist skilled in depicting action.

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

Copyright with museum