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Object TitleThe Fierce Japan-China War: Japanese Victory at Pyongyang
Native NameNishiki-e
Object Number: 17733
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Japan
Maker: Utagawa Kokunimasa
Katada Chojiro 片田長治郞
Period: Meiji
Date Made: 1894
Early Date: 1894
Late Date: 1894
Technique:Woodblock Printed
Iconography:Battle of Pyongyang
Major-General Oshima
Lieutenant-General Nozu
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. E. B. Landis, 1896
Other Number17233 - Other Number
95-15-12 - Found in Collection Number


Woodblock print of naval battle from Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. Hand to hand combat between Japanese and Chinese troops is played out in front of the gate to the city of Pyongyang. Two Japanese Generals ride in from the left. In the upper right hand corner in Japanese characters the title is given: "The Fierce Japan-China War: Japanese Victory at Pyongyang" and in the opposite corner is the name of the artist and publisher: Kokunimasa and Katada Chojiro. Triptych with three sheets of paper glued together.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Images of Victory: Woodblock Prints from the Sino-Japanese War (04 Nov 1995 - 31 Aug 1996)View Objects in Exhibition
Objects Speak: Media Through Time (17 Mar 2017)View Objects in Exhibition

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