Kiyochika - Sino- Japanese WarKiyochika - Sino- Japanese War
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Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

A scene from the first Sino-Japanese war (1894/95): Wounded Japanese sailors and an officer on deck of the cruiser “Matsushima” with the big canet gun on the left, during the heavy naval battle at the Yalu river.

Title: Kōkai no tatakai ni waga Matsushima no suihei rinshi toi tekikan no sonpi (In the Yellow Sea battle on board of our battleship Matsushima sailors facing death ask about the destruction of the enemy ship)

Signature: Kiyochika

Seal: Kiyochika

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi, Tokio

Date: 1894

Size: Oban-Triptych, 36,3 x 71,3 cm

Very fine print and colour. The triptych is fitted together, on the back side of the print are some remains of an old backing, the margins on the right and left side and at the bottom are slightly trimmed. Paper a bit tanned due to age. Altogether in very good condition.

Cp.: Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War, 1983, No. 1345, img. p. 155. cp. further MFA Boston, Sharf Coll. 2000.109 a-c a.o.  and also National Diet Library.

€ 620,-