|Object Title||"The Skinning of Humans" from the series Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho, or Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Inscription Language:||Japanese Language|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
|Other Number:||40 - Other Number|
Woodblock print of satiric commentary on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. Titled "The Skinning of Humans", it is part of a series titled Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho or " Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs", printed in October of 1894 by artist Kobayashi Kiyochika and publisher Matsumoto Heikichi. An old man, General Li Hongzhang, is being harassed by a messenger of the Chinese government or army because of his mismanagement of a battle. Three men are walking away with the names of battles on their backs that Li lost. At the top of the page is a block of test explaining this political commentary.
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