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Object Title:
Li Hongzhang's Great Headache from the series Hyaku sen Hyaku sho, or One Hundred Selections, On Hundred Laughs
Native Name:
Nishiki-e
Object Number:
17334D
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Maker:
Kobayashi Kiyochika
Matsumoto Heikichi
Date Made:
1894
Early Date:
1894
Late Date:
1894
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Paper
Ink
Technique:
Woodblock Printed
Iconography:
Sino-Japanese War
Li Hongzhang
Soldiers
Jesuit priest
Description:
Woodblock print of satiric commentary on Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. Titled Li Hongzhang's Great Headache, it is part of a series titled Hyaku sen Haku sho or One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs, printed in September-November of 1894 by artist Kobayashi Kiyochika and publisher Matsumoto Heikichi. This single sheet print portrays a Chinese man, Li Honzhang, a provincial governor, lying in bed with tiny Japanese soldiers aiming rifles and a canon at him and setting fire to his sheets. Chinese figures holding farming tools are coming to defend him. Near his head stands a Jesuit priest. Japanese inscription at top gives title and commentary.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Florence B. Sherman

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Images of Victory: Woodblock Prints from the Sino-Japanese War (04 Nov 1995 - 31 Aug 1996)
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