Captain Hayashi, Advancing Furiously, Arrives at the Enemy Fortress (Hayashi daijô yûshin funtô susunde tekirui ni tomaru zu), from the series The Japanese Spirit (Yamatodamashii)
「日本魂 林大尉 勇進憤闘進んで敵壘に迫る図」
1895 (Meiji 28), February
Artist Ôkura Kôtô (Japanese, died in 1910)
The series, bound as an album (this design not illustrated): Hu et al, Conflicts of Interest (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #67.2
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Most of the prints in this series have the signatures of pupils of Kôtô, beginninig with the character “Kô,” in the insets; but the individual signatures have not yet been identified.
Kôtô (on main image); signature of student "Kô..." in inset
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection