Attack by our Torpedo Boats Outside Port Arthur Under Cover of Darkness, No. 2 from the series True Depictions of the Russo-Japanese War (Nichiro sensô ... zu)

"The Night Attack on the Russian Fleet by Japanese Topedo Boats. The Illustration of the War between Japan and Russia (No.2)"

Meiji era
1904 (Meiji 37), printed March 7, published March 10
Artist Tanaka Ryôzô (Japanese), Publisher Shôbidô (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sharf, The Art of Propanganda (Portsmouth Athenaeum, 2005), #12


Sheet: 45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lithograph; ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



According to the inscriptions in the left margin, Tanaka Ryôzô of the Shôbidô firm was both artist and publisher.


Purchased by Fred Sharf; 2008, given by Fred Sharf to the MFA

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection