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」
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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.
Artist's seal: Kobayashi
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection