Captain Awata, in the Battle for the Pescadores, Cleaves an Enemy General in Half (Awata Taii Hôkotô no ikusa ni tekishô o ittô ryôdan su), from the series Mirror of Army and Navy Heroes (Rikkai gunjin kômyô kagami)

「陸海軍人高名鑑 粟田大尉澎湖島ノ戦二敵将ヲ一刀両断ス」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28), July
Publisher Inoue Kichijirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Yatarô (Hori Yata) (Japanese, 1850–1913)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

2000.174

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shinsei Kiyochika
真生清親

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Hori Yata
Artist's seal: Kiyochika

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection