Foreign-looking Manchurian Horsemen on an Expedition to Observe the Japanese Camp in the Distance Near Sauhoku (Sôkakô fukin Nichijin enbô Manshû kihei isô shutsujin no zu)

「草河口附近日陣遠望満州騎兵異相出陣之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
probably late 1894 (Meiji 27)
Artist Taguchi Beisaku (Japanese, 1864–1903), Blockcutter Watanabe Yatarô (Hori Yata) (Japanese, 1850–1913), Printer Suri Nakajima (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hu et al, Conflicts (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #46; Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #45, photo p. 93; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #40; Tanba, Nishiki-e ni miru Meiji tennô to Meiji jidai (1966), #267

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 71.2 cm (14 9/16 x 28 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.255a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraver: hori Yata (Watanabe Yatarö, 1850-1913)
Printer: suri Nakajima

Signed

Beisaku

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Hori Yata
Printer's mark: Suri Nakajima
Artist's seal: Saku

Provenance

Previously owned by various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection