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Russo-Japanese War Pictorial part 6: Fierce Fight in the Vicinity of Pyongyang

 

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Russo-Japanese War Pictorial part 6:

Fierce Fight in the Vicinity of Pyongyang

by Tsukioka Kōgyo, 1904

IHL Cat. #535

About This Print

From the title, it is safe to assume that this print is one of a series by the artist Tsukioka Kôgyo (1869-1927) depicting battles in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905).

It is unknown what battle is depicted, but as the title states this fierce battle happened in the vicinity of Pyongyang (Pingyang) it may refer to the below incident, cited in the 1906 account of the War by Great Britain's War Office.
As a preliminary step, however, Pingyang, the most important town in North Korea, lying one hundred and fifty miles, or twelve days’ march, north of Seoul, had been already garrisoned.  On the 21st February a party of twenty Japanese infantry with a commissariat officer arrived there, and drove off a small body of Cossacks who attempted to enter the town….[A]nother company of infantry, with a commissariat officer was sent north from the capital , on the 15th, to prepare four line-of-communication posts.  By means of this arrangement the cavalry of the 12th Division reached Pingyang from Seoul on the 23rd and assured the safety of the little garrison.1

Information contained in the left margin of this print has not been translated and enhanced detail of that information can be accessed by clicking here.

1 The Russo-Japanese War, Part I, compiled by The General Staff, War Office (Great Britain), London, 1906, p. 45.
   

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #535
 Title Russo-Japanese War Pictorial part 6: Fierce Fight in the Vicinity of Pyongyang 日露 戦争 画報  ?六:平壌附近激戦
 Series  Russo-Japanese War Pictorial 日露 戦争 画報
 Artist 
 Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927)
 Signature 
Oju ? Toshihisa1
 Seal  Toshihisa no in (red seal as pictured above)1
 Date  February 1904
 Publisher  unread (information likely in left margin notations)
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  good
 Condition  fair - wrinkling, soiling, toning, thinning along edges; separate sheets; not backed
 Genre  ukiyo-e, senso-e
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  oban vertical triptych
 H x W Paper  14 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (36.2 x 24.1 cm) each sheet
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature  

1 reading of signature and seal courtesy of
Claus-Peter Schulz
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