Illustration of the Great Battle of Japanese and Russian Destroyers (Nichiro kuchikukan daigekisen no zu)
”The Furious Battle. Illustration of Japanese and Russian Torpedo Destroyers"
Hu et al, Conflicts of Interest (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #96
Vertical ôban hexaptych (two triptychs); 37.6 x 154 cm (14 13/16 x 60 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 2000.72a-f (complete hexaptych), 2000.463a-c (left triptych only)
The hexaptych shows two battles that both took place on March 10, 1904, one at Port Arthur (right half) and an earlier one at Mount Laotie (Ch. Laotieshan, J. Rôtetsuzan, left half). Names of the Japanese and Russian ships that participated in each battle are given in the horizontal cartouches. The overall title, in Japanese and English, is at the top of the rightmost sheet.
Hanpo (on right sheet)
Artist's seal: Kanda-ko
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection