Twelve Shots Hit the Seventh Stand of the Gun and Damaged the Body and Shield of the Gun, illustration for the unpublished book Conditions aboard the Battleship Matsushima During the Battle of the Yellow Sea (Kôkai kaisen ni okeru Matsushima kannai no jôk
Hu et al, Conflicts of Interest (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #75 (intact book)
33.02 x 46.99 cm (13 x 18 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The book by the author and naval officer Kimura Kokichi (1861-1940), with 18 illustrations by Kobayashi Teikô, was scheduled to be published in February 1896 but was suppressed because of the realism of the text and the illustrations–the cruel aspects of the war were not considered appropriate for public consumption.
The MFA has 4 of the unbound illustrations, 2000.330 to 2000.333.
Seal: Hanken shoyû (Copyright)
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection