Three Cheers from Hell from the series Hyakusen Hyakusho, or One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs
Woodblock print of satiric commentary on Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. 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 Emma, judge and king of the Buddhist hell, standing behind a podium/table with an attendant at his left and two heads on a stand on his right as he is faces a crowd of drowned sailors from the Chinese fleet. Japanese inscription at top gives 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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