Our Naval Forces in the Yellow Sea Firing at and Sinking Chinese Warships (Waga kantai Kôkai ni oite Shinkan gekichin no zu)

「我艦隊於黄海清艦撃沈之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27), October
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #34, photo p. 81; Smith, Kiyochika (exh. cat., Santa Barbara, 1988), #93; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #25; Yoshida, Kiyochika (1964), #364

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 73 cm (14 9/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.1765-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.1765 (right), 21.1766 (center), 21.1767 (left)

MFA impressions: 21.1765-7, 2000.380.22a-c

Signed

Kiyochika
清親

Markings

Artist's seal: Kobayashi

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection