Battle of Mount Laotie (Rôtetsuzan), from Illustration of the Great Battle of Japanese and Russian Destroyers (Nichiro kuchikukan daigekisen no zu)

日露駆逐艦大激戦之図 「老鐡山」

Japanese
Meiji era
1904 (Meiji 37)
Artist Yasuda Hanpo (Japanese, 1889–1947)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hu et al, Conflicts of Interest (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #96 (complete hexaptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 69.9 cm (14 x 27 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2000.463a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 2000.72a-f (complete hexaptych), 2000.463a-c (left triptych only)

The hexaptych shows two battles that both took place on March 10, 1904, one at Port Arthur (right half) and an earlier one at Mount Laotie (Ch. Laotieshan, J. Rôtetsuzan, left half). Names of the Japanese and Russian ships that participated in each battle are given in the horizontal cartouches. The overall title, in Japanese and English, is at the top of the rightmost sheet. Publication information is in the leftmost margin, cut off of this impression.

Signed

Hanpo (on rightmost sheet only)
(半哺)

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection