Illustration of Captain Osawa's Seven-man Suicide Squad from the Warship Yaeyama Pushing Forward in Rongcheng Bay (Yaeyamakan norikumi Ôsawa taiira shichimei no kesshitai Eijôwan ni funshin suru zu)

「八重山艦乗組大澤大尉等七名の決死隊栄榮城湾に奮進する圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28)
Artist Ogata Gekkô (Japanese, 1859–1920), Publisher Sasaki Toyokichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #50, photo p. 98; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #61; Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War (1983), cat. no. 80, photo p. 191

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 71.4 cm (14 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.408a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

(Copier of design and printer: Sasaki Toyokichi)

Signed

Gekkô
月耕

Markings

Artist's seal: Gekkô
Seals in margin: kumiai seigen

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection