The Imperial Navy Wins a Major Victory in a Great Naval Battle off Takushan (Daikosan oki daikaisen teikoku kaigun daishôri)

「大狐山沖大海戰帝国海軍大勝利」

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27), printed September, published October
Artist Kuniomi (Japanese, active 1894), Publisher Ozeki Iwakichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #31, photo p. 77; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #24

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 74.2 cm (14 9/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.135a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription: “Illustration showing how the great Chinese warship Dingyuan, the biggest in the East, weighing 7000 tons, was defeated by our warship Matsushima”

Signed

Kuniomi ga

Markings

Artist's seal: flower

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection