Record of the Sino-Japanese War

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Maker(s)
Artist: Utagawa Kunisada III (1848-1920)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, August 1894
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 36.2 x 71.8 cm (14 1/4 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
S1999.49a-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

This colorful print describes a battle in Korea that took place early in the Sino-Japanese War, in July 1894. The account of the battle, written in the decorative cartouche at the top center, ends with the nationalistic slogan, "Long live the Great Japanese Empire." The artist Kunisada III was trained in traditional styles of ukiyo-e print design, which continued to flourish with new subject-matter during the Meiji era.

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

Copyright with museum