Scouts Clash Outside the Seven-Star Gate (Shichiseimon gai sekkô shôtotsu)

「七星門外斥候衝突」

Japanese
Meiji era
1904 (Meiji 37)
Artist Hirose Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1904–1905), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Modern Age, MFA, 2001, no. 88?; Swinton, In Battle's Light (Worcester, 1991), #76; Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 12 (1978), p. 51; Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 8 (1936), pp. 118-9

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 70.5 cm (14 1/8 x 27 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.468a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 2000.65a-c, 2000.468a-c

“At 9 a.m. on February 28, outside the Seven-Star Gate at Pyongyang (Heijö), six of our cavalrymen were confronted by scores of enemy horsemen who opened fire. Our soldiers then returned fire and easily repulsed [the enemy].”

Signed

Yoshikuni
美邦

Markings

Artist's seal

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection