University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleThe Army of China and the Great Army of Japan in a Violent Battle for the City of Pyongyang
Native NameNishiki-e
Object Number: 17725
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Maker: Utagawa Kokunimasa
Katada Chojiro 片田長治郞
Period: Meiji
Date Made: 1894
Early Date: 1894
Late Date: 1894
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Ink
Technique:Woodblock Printed
Iconography:Battle of Pyongyang
Lieutenant-General Nozu
Soldiers
Horse
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. E. B. Landis, 1896
Other Number17225 - Other Number
95-15-4 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Woodblock print of battle scene from Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5. The Japanese advancing with flag from the right encounter flames from a fire set by the fleeing Chinese. Hand to hand combat in the foreground. The inscription in Japanese characters in the upper right hand corner gives the title: "The Army of China and the Great Army of Japan in a Violent Battle for the City of Pyongyang" and in the lower left hand corner the name of the artist and publisher are given: Kokunimasa and Katada Chojiro. Triptych with three sheets of paper glued together.


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Images of Victory: Woodblock Prints from the Sino-Japanese War (04 Nov 1995 - 31 Aug 1996)View Objects in Exhibition

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