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Illustration of a Scouting Patrol in a Skirmish in the Vicinity of Port Arthur

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Illustration of a Scouting Patrol in a Skirmish

in the Vicinity of Port Arthur

by Utagawa Kokunimasa, 1894

Picture of the violent battle in the snow in the Toshu Province near Wei-Hai-Wei


IHL Cat. #1951

About This Print

Port Arthur fell on November 21, 1894.  Prior to its capture there were major engagements on the Liaotung (Chinchou) Peninsula where the Port Arthur forts were located.  This print, from the artist's imagination, depicts a skirmish between a Japanese Army scouting party (likely a part of the Second Army) and Chinese troops.  As usual, the casualties are all Chinese.

The print is a wonderful composition in movement.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1951
 Title (Description) Illustration of a Scouting Patrol in a Skirmish in the Vicinity of Port Arthur
 旅順口附近我斥候進撃之図  Ryojunkō fukin waga sekkō shingeki no zu
 Artist Utagawa Kokunimasa (1874–1944)
 Signature
梅堂 小国政 Baidō Kokunimasa 
 Seal
 no seal
 Pub. Date September 29, 1894 (Meiji 27) 明治廿七年廿九月
 Publisher
長谷川園吉 Hasegawa Sonokichi [Marks: 30-046, publisher ref. 071]
 Engraver 
木り Hori Toku
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent 
 Condition good - backing paper; three sheets attached; minor loss where sheets are attached
 Genre nishiki-e, senso-e 
 Miscellaneous 
 Format vertical oban triptych
 H x W Paper 
 14 5/16 x 27 1/2 in.  (36.4 x 69.9 cm) 
 H x W Image  14 1/8 x 27 1/4 in. (35.9 x 69.2 cm)
 Literature 

 Collections This Print British Library Shelfmark 16126.d.2(66)
last revision:
11/11/2018
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