Gruel for the Chinese Troops from the series Hyakusen Hyakusho, or One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs
Woodblock print of satiric commentary on Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. Titled Gruel for the Chinese Troops, 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 Five skinny Chinese soldiers eating rice. In the background is a patched-up tent. At the top Japanese characters give the title and commentary.
Gift of Mrs. Florence B. Sherman, 1895
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Images of Victory: Woodblock Prints from the Sino-Japanese War (04 Nov 1995 - 31 Aug 1996)
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