The First Blockade of the Entrance to the Harbor of Port Arthur on the Night of February 24, 1904

「明治丗七年二月廿四日夜第一回旅順港口閉塞」

Japanese
Meiji era
1904 (Meiji 37)
Artist Ôkura Kôtô (Japanese, died in 1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 69.5 cm (13 7/8 x 27 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.244a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Description after the title: “Kurita, the head of the division of the warship Shikishima was one of the seventy-seven men selected to be part of our death-defying squad. Acting as the engineer of the crew of [the blockade ship] Hokokumaru, Kurita scooped out the water of the rolling waves which flooded the [row]boat.”

Signed

Kôtô
耕濤

Markings

Artist's seal: Kôtô no in

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection