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"The Russo-Japanese War"--Crêpe Paper Album Illustrated with Six War Prints and English Text

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


20.5 x 30.3 cm (8 1/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



The illustrations:
1. Cover illustration: The Russo-Japanese War: Heroic Death of Commander T. Hirose in Execution of the Brilliant Mission to Block Port Arthur
2. The Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Jiuliancheng (near the Yalu River). Russians Repulsed with Heavy Losses
3. The Russo-Japanese War: Cavalry Skirmish at Anju (Korea)
4. The Russo-Japanese War: Exploit of the Japanese Hobsons in their Heroic Attempt to Block the Harbor Entrance of Port Arthur
5. The Russo-Japanese War: The Japanese First Army Corps (Imperial Guard Division) Landing at Chemulpo
6. The Russo-Japanese War: Naval Engagement Off Chemulpo. Destruction of the Russian Cruisers Variag and Koreitz


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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection