Scouts Clash Outside the Seven-Star Gate (Shichiseimon gai sekkô shôtotsu)

「七星門外斥候衝突」

Japanese
Meiji era
1904 (Meiji 37), April 4
Artist Hirose Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1904–1905), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 71.4 cm (14 x 28 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.65a-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: 2000.65a-c, 2000.468a-c

“At 9 a.m. on February 28, outside the Seven-Star Gate at Pyongyang (Heijö), six of our cavalrymen were confronted by scores of enemy horsemen who opened fire. Our soldiers then returned fire and easily repulsed [the enemy].”

Signed

Yoshikuni

Markings

Artist's seal

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection