Occupation of Liaoyang (Ryôyô senryô)

「遼陽占領」

Japanese
Meiji era
1904 (Meiji 37), October 5
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Inoue Kichijirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hu et al, Conflicts of Interest (St. Louis exh. cat., 2016), #108; Smith, Kiyochika (exh. cat., Santa Barbara, 1988), #122; Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 12 (1978), pp. 88-9; Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 8 (1936), pp. 140-1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 × 71.3 cm (14 × 28 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.76a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Text: “Our Japanese Army Captured the Enemy Fort after Fierce Assault Day by Day, Night after Night, from September 1, and occupied Liaoyang in the morning of September 4, 1904. It must be a unique victory in the world.”

Signed

(seals only)

Markings

Artist's seals: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection