A Big Headache for Li Hongzhang (Ri Kôshô no ôzutsû), from the series Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai hyakusen hyashushô)
「日本万歳 百撰百笑 李鴻章の大頭痛」
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series title, literally “One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs,” is a pun on the expression “One Hundred Battles, One Hundred Victories” (both pronounced “Hyakusen hyakushô”).
Artist's seals: Kobayashi, Kiyochika
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection