In the Battle of the Yellow Sea a Sailor onboard Our Japanese Warship Matsushima, on the Verge of Dying, Asked Whether or Not the Enemy Ship Had Been Destroyed (Kôkai no tatakai ni waga Matsushima no suihei shi ni nozonde tekikan no sonpi o tou)

「黄海之戰我松島之水兵臨死問敵艦存否」

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27), October
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915)


Catalogue Raisonné

Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #30; Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War (1983), cat. no. 45, photo p. 155

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 71 cm (14 7/8 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.109a-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: 2000.109a-c, 2000.380.21a-c, RES.27.192a-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