Onoguchi Tokuji of the Second Army Blows Up Gates at Jinzhou Fortress

「明治廿七年十一月六日金州城攻撃中工兵小野口徳治君萬ト死ヲ冐シテ突進シ線火薬ヲ以って第一第二城門ヲ破壊シ終ニ大捷ヲ致ス嗚呼勇裂ナル哉」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28), February
Artist Mizuno Toshikata (Japanese, 1866–1908), Publisher Akiyama Buemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kang Duksang, ed., Nishiki-e no naka no Chôsen to Chûgoku (2007), #103; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #51; Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War (1983), cat. no. 51, photo p. 161

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

2000.200a-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: 2000.200a-c, 2016.1332, RES.27.168a-c
English descriptive text at left of print, with Japanese below:
“6th Nov. 27 of Meiji, Onoguchi Tokuji, a soldier in Second Army, dashed with all his might and destroyed two hard gates at Kinsiu Castle by dynamite, at last, our army gained great victory. How brave he was!”

Signed

Ôju Toshikata e
応需年方絵

Markings

Artist's seal: Toshikata

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection