Private Harada Jûkichi Opens the Hyeonmu Gate from Within the Fort at Pyongyang

「平壌激戦玄武門攻撃ノ際清兵嶮ニ據テ善ク防御シ日軍頗ル苦戦ス時ニ一勇兵アリ城壁ヲ乗越遂ニ関門大勝、倚テ古今ノ大功ヲ顕ス此人ハ誰ソ三河国住人歩兵一等卒原田重吉氏則是ナリ」

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27)
Artist Mizuno Toshikata (Japanese, 1866–1908), Publisher Sekiguchi Masajirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War (1983), cat. no. 37, photo p. 145

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

21.1786-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.1786 (right), 21.1787 (center), 21.1788 (left)

MFA impressions: 21.1786-8, RES.27.202a-c

Signed

Ôju Toshikata e
応需年方絵

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