Defying a Shower of Bullets, He, Alone, Opened Hyonmu Gate (Dan'u o okashite tanshin Genbumon o hiraku)

「冐彈雨單身開玄武門」

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27), November
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #28, photo p. 74 (this impression); Smith, Kiyochika (exh. cat., Santa Barbara, 1988), #95; Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War (1983), cat. no. 39, photo p. 147

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 71.8 cm (14 x 28 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.412a-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: 2000.412a-c, RES.23.332-4, RES.27.200a-c

Signed

Kiyochika

清親

Markings

Artist's seals: Kiyo, chika

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection