Vice Admiral Yamaji

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Maker(s)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, November 1894
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 36 x 71.7 cm (14 3/16 x 28 1/4 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.46a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
boat, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), 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 artist Kobayashi Kiyochika was familiar with Western painting and drawing techniques. Here he provides a portrait of the commander of the Second Army, Lieutenant General Yamaji Motoharu (1841-97) and other officers as they step ashore from their landing craft at Jinzhou. The stark, nearly photographic realism of Kiyochika's war prints contrasts to the more traditional approaches of other artists.

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

Copyright with museum