Death in Battle of Zuo Baogui at Peony Hill (Botandai Sa Hôki senshi), from an untitled series of the Sino-Japanese War

日清戦争 「牡丹台左宝貴戦死」

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27), printed December 25; published January 1895 (Meiji 28)
Artist Adachi Ginkô (Japanese, active 1874–1897), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 18 x 23.7cm (7 1/16 x 9 5/16in.)

Accession Number

2000.335.8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Album of twelve prints: 2000.335.1-12
Seal of Ginkô on sheets 4, 6, and 8.

“Botandai” is probably Moranbong (“Peony HIll”) in Pyongyang, although the final character is different.

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Ginkô

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection