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Picture of the Attack on the Battery at Weihaiwei

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Picture of the Attack on the Battery at Weihaiwei

by Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1895

IHL Cat. #528

About This Print


Bodies fly as Japanese warships pound the Chinese forts defending Weihaiwei.  The German's had helped the Chinese Qing government build the naval base at Weihaiwei and they designed and equipped the batteries.   Japanese troops are shown storming the battery. 

The naval port of Weihaiwei, with its men-of-war and Island of Liu-kung, fell completely in to Japanese hands on the 17th February, 1895.1

 
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A battery of the north forts after the shelling
by the Japanese navy.






1 For one account of the action at Weihaiwai see http://sinojapanesewar.com/weihai.htm

Other Prints in Collection Depicting the Battle of Weihaiwei

Chinese Admiral Ding Ruchang about to Commit Suicide after Surrendering to Japanese Forces
Viewing the Captured Chinese Warship Chinen at Yokosuka Naval Port
Picture of the occupation of the Hodai Fort, at Wei-Hai-Wei by our 2nd Army
Picture of the violent battle in the snow in the Toshu Province near Wei-Hai-Wei
 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #528
 Title or Description  Picture of the Attack on the Battery at Weihaiwei 威海衛 鹿角嘴 砲台攻 撃之図
 Artist  Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1915)
 Signature
Kiyochika
 Seal  kiyo (see image above)
 Publication Date  March 1895 (Meiji 28)
 Publisher  
Yamano Hide 山埜秀 (Hōsandō Hide 宝堂山 山埜秀 printed in left margin) [Marks: pub. ref. 599; seal not shown]

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 Engraver  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  fair - sheets joined together using non-water soluble adhesive which has discolored the seams
 Genre  ukiyo-e - senso-e (Sino-Japanese War)
 Miscellaneous
 Format  vertical oban triptych
 H x W Paper
 14 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. (36.8 x 71.8 cm)
 H x W Image
 13 7/8 x 27 5/8 in. (35.2 x 70.2 cm)
 Literature

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