Miss Jiuliancheng and the Russian Soldier (Kyûrenjô no heiki), from the series Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai hyakusen hyashushô)
「日本万歳 百撰百笑 九連嬢の兵気」
Vertical ôban; 36.9 × 25 cm (14 1/2 × 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The series title, literally “One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs,” is a pun on the expression “One Hundred Battles, One Hundred Victories” (both pronounced “Hyakusen hyakushô”). This print is from the continuation of the series issued during the Russo-Japanese war, ten years after the first part of the series.
Artist's seal: Kobayashi
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection