University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Title"The Old Great Power Blown Away" from the series Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho, or Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs
Native NameNishiki-e
Object Number: 29-96-686
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Maker: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Honekawa Dojin
Period: Meiji
Date Made: 1895
Early Date: 1895
Late Date: 1895
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Technique:Woodblock Printed
Iconography:Soldier
Height: 36.8cm
Width: 24.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number41 - Other Number

Description

Woodblock print of satiric commentary on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. Titled "The Old Great Power Blown Away" the print is from the series Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho, or "Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs", printed in February of 1895 by artist Kobayashi Kiyochika and publisher Matsumoto Heikichi. This single sheet print portrays a Japanese soldier blowing away China.


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