Great Battle by the Second Army at Jinzhou

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Maker(s)
Artist: Nakamura Shuko
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1894
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 37.4 x 72.2 cm (14 3/4 x 28 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.52a-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 by the artist Shuko depicts the bloody battle of Jinzhou, described in a first-hand account by Nanbu Kijiro, who invented a rifle and machine gun which bore his name: "The battleground smelled of blood. Deep craters remained where shells had flung earth into the sky...The odors of blood and powder lingered." (Okamoto, p. 35)

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

Copyright with museum