The Army Advancing on the Ice to Attack Weihaiwei (Ikaiei kôgeki hyôjo no shingun)

「威海衛攻撃氷上之進軍」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28)
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Matsunaga Sakujirô (Shôgetsudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #53, photo p. 101; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #65; Tanba, Nishiki-e ni miru Meiji tennô to Meiji jidai (1966), #268; Yoshida, Kiyochika (1964), #136

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 71.4 cm (14 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.417a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Engraver: hori Ei (Watanabe Eizö, 1833-1901)

Signed

Kiyochika

清親

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyochika

Provenance

Previously owned by various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection