Battle of Mount Laotie (Rôtetsuzan), from Illustration of the Great Battle of Japanese and Russian Destroyers (Nichiro kuchikukan daigekisen no zu)
1904 (Meiji 37)
Artist Yasuda Hanpo (Japanese, 1889–1947)
Hu et al, Conflicts of Interest (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #96 (complete hexaptych)
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 69.9 cm (14 x 27 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 2000.72a-f (complete hexaptych), 2000.463a-c (left triptych only)
The hexaptych shows two battles that both took place on March 10, 1904, one at Port Arthur (right half) and an earlier one at Mount Laotie (Ch. Laotieshan, J. Rôtetsuzan, left half). Names of the Japanese and Russian ships that participated in each battle are given in the horizontal cartouches. The overall title, in Japanese and English, is at the top of the rightmost sheet. Publication information is in the leftmost margin, cut off of this impression.
Hanpo (on rightmost sheet only)
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection