Miss Jiuliancheng and the Russian Soldier (Kyûrenjô no heiki), from the series Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai hyakusen hyashushô)

「日本万歳 百撰百笑 九連嬢の兵気」

Japanese
Meiji era
1904 (Meiji 37), June
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

2000.211

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series title, literally “One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs,” is a pun on the expression “One Hundred Battles, One Hundred Victories” (both pronounced “Hyakusen hyakushô”). This print is from the continuation of the series issued during the Russo-Japanese war, ten years after the first part of the series.

Signed

Kiyochika
清親

Markings

Artist's seal: Kobayashi

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection