Captain Higuchi, Battalion Commander of the Sixth Division, While Occupying the Gun Emplacements at Zhaobeizui [in the Battle of Weihaiwei], Saw a Child of the Enemy Lying on the Ground and Came to Its Aid. Holding the Baby in His Left Arm and His Sword i

(Dairokushidan daitaichô Higuchi taii Chôhôkushi no hôdai senryô no sai tekkoku no koji chijô ni yokotawaru o mi kore o tasuke hidari ni shôni o kakaetsutsu migite ni tsurugi o kakagete waga zengun o shiki seshita sejin kozorite bidan to nasu)
「第六師團大隊長樋口大尉趙北嘴の砲臺占領の際敵國の孩児地上に横はるを見之を助け左に小児を抱へかつゝ右手に剱を提げて我全軍を指揮せしは世人挙りて美談となす」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28)
Artist Migita Toshihide (Japanese, 1863–1925), Publisher Sasaki Toyokichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War (1983), cat. no. 66, photo p. 156

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 70.5 cm (14 x 27 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.427a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toshihide

Markings

Artist's seal: Toshihide

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection