Braving the Snow, Our Troops Capture the Stronghold at Weihaiwei (Yuki o okashite, waga gun Ikaiei no kenrui o nuku zu)

「冒雪我軍抜威海衛之堅壘圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28), February
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Yoshida, Kiyochika (1964), #137

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

21.1780-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.1780 (left), 21.1781 (right), 21.1782 (center)

MFA impressions: 21.1780-2, 2000.252a-c, RES.23.270-2

Signed

Kiyochika
清親

Markings

Artist's seal: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection