Picture of the Genzan Soldiers Marching on Pyongyang and the Fierce Battle Between the Japanese and Chinese Troops

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Picture of the Genzan Soldiers Marching on Pyongyang and the Fierce Battle Between the Japanese and Chinese Troops

by Nakamura Shūkō , 1894

IHL Cat. #349

About This Print

Source: The Sino-Japanese War, Nathan Chaikin, self-published, 1983, p. 71 and pl. 27 p. 135.
On August 8, a battalion of infantry of the 12th Regiment (10th Brigade) had reached the port of Genzan, with a company of artillery, destination: Seoul.  But having communicated with Lieutenant-General Nozu, announcing their coming, they were sent back to Sak-riong to reinforce the Battalion of the Mixed Brigade stationed there.  From that moment, this united force became known as the Sak-riong Detachment, consisting of two battalions of infantry and one company of artillery.  It formed the right flank during the attack on Pyong-Yang.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #349
 Title or Description  Picture of the Genzan Soldiers Marching on Pyongyang and the Fierce Battle Between the Japanese and Chinese Troops (also translated as Picture of The Battle of Seonghwan near Asan)
(Gazan tsuigeki Nisshin ryōgun Seikan daigekisen no zu
牙山追撃日清両軍成歓大激戦之図)
 Artist  Nakamura Shūkō (active c. 1894-1904)
 Signature  秋香画 Shūkō ga (Chaikin reads the signature as "Akika ga")
 Seal  Eien
 Publication Date  September 1894 (Meiji 27)
 Publisher  口政治郎 Sekiguchi Masajirō (address: Kyobashi-ku)
 Engraver  Umezawa Chōkoku
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition excellent - untrimmed and unbacked; minor soiling
 Genre  ukiyo-e - senso-e (Sino-Japanese War)
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  vertical ōban triptych
 H x W Paper
 14 5/8 x 10  (37.1 x 25.4 cm) each sheet
 Literature
 Japan Awakens: Woodblock Prints of the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Barry Till, Pomegranate Communications, Inc., 2008, p. 102; The Sino-Japanese War, Nathan Chaikin, self-published, 1983, p. 71 and pl. 27 p. 135.
 Collections This Print
 Museum of Fine Arts Boston 2000.125a-c; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1994.061.001; British Library shelfmark: 16126.d.1(13)

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