University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Title"The Outburst of Tears of a Young Lady from Beijing" from the series Nippon Banzai Hyakusen Hyakusho, or Long Live Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs
Native NameNishiki-e
Object Number: 29-96-688
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:Woman
Man
Height: 36.8cm
Width: 25cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number42 - Other Number

Description

Woodblock print of satiric commentary on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. Titled "The outburst of tears of a young lady from Beijing", it is part of a series titled 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. A young wealthy woman is tearful because she is being forced to evacuate Beijing because the Japanese army is about to invade.


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