Kagoshima Newspaper

citation

Maker(s)
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, before 1880
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 17 x 23.8 cm (6 11/16 x 9 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.48
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
battle, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), samurai, 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

Current events became a major subject of Japanese prints in the Meiji era. Here the title of the print identifies it as a newspaper that provides both a vivid color image and a text describing the event. Samurai from the Satsuma domain in Kagoshima are identified by their banner with the Shimazu daimyo's crest, a cross within a circle. They aim cannon at a ship in the water.

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

Copyright with museum