Illustration of Scouts from the First Army Reconnoitering at Motianling (Daiichigun no sekkô Matenrei tanken no zu)

第一軍之斥候摩天嶺探検之図

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27), December
Artist Taguchi Beisaku (Japanese, 1864–1903), Publisher Inoue Kichijirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Yatarô (Hori Yata) (Japanese, 1850–1913)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hu et al, Conflicts of Interest (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #45; Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #44, photo p. 92; Tanba, Nishiki-e ni miru Meiji tennô to Meiji jidai (1966), #279 (with title)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 75 cm (14 3/4 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2000.53a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression lacks the title found on some other impressions.

Signed

Meiji kinoe ushi moto [1894, early winter], Beisaku sei

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection