|Object Title||"Li Hongzhang's Great Headache" from the series Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho, or Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs|
|Current Location:||Collections storage|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Florence B. Sherman, 1895|
Woodblock print of satiric commentary on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. Titled "Li Hongzhang's Great Headache", it is part of a series titled Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho or "Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs", printed in September 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.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Images of Victory: Woodblock Prints from the Sino-Japanese War (04 Nov 1995 - 31 Aug 1996)||View Objects in Exhibition|
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