Lieutenant-Commander Sakamoto of the Imperial Warship Akagi Fights Bravely (Teikoku Akagi kanchô Sakamoto shôsa funsen)

「帝國赤城艦長阪本少佐奮戦」

Japanese
Meiji era
1894 (Meiji 27), October
Artist Mizuno Toshikata (Japanese, 1866–1908), Publisher Akiyama Buemon (Japanese), Blockcutter Yamamoto Akio (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #37, photo p. 84; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #29

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 72 cm (14 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.380.20a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

English text on the print: “Terrible war of General Sakamoto, Leader of the Imperial Warship Akagi”.

Signed

Ôju Toshikata e
応需年方絵

Markings

Artist's seal: Ôsai

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection