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Scene of the Fierce Battle at the Occupation of Pyongyang Fort in the Sino-Japanese War

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Scene of the Fierce Battle at the Occupation of Pyongyang Fort in the Sino-Japanese War

by Watanabe Nobukazu, 1894


IHL Cat. #157

About This Print

The Battle of Pyongyang (Pingyang)

Source: Impressions of the Front: Woodcuts of the Sino-Japanese War, Okamoto, Shumpei, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1983, p. 23.
At dawn on September 15, 1894, the Japanese brigades under Lieutenant General Nozu Michistsura and Major General Oshima Yoshimasa surrounded the stronghold at Pingyang and began a full attack.  The Chinese, entrenched and fortified, fought fiercely as the battle developed.  When the Japanese toppled the Gembu Gate, however, the Chinese commanders began to consider evacuation.  The north wing commander Tso Pao-kwei led his troops to repel the Japanese forces and died courageously in battle, but the supreme commander Yeh Chih-chao fled in the night, bringing about the Chinese defeat.

To see more prints of the Sino-Japanese War see the article Sino-Japanese War Prints (1894-1895).

New York Times Article of September 17, 1894

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Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #157
 Title or Description Heijo Dai Gekisen Rakujyo no Zu.  (Scene of the Fierce Battle at the Occupation of Pyongyang Fort in the Sino-Japanese War.)
 Artist Watanabe Nobukazu (1872-1944)
 Signature oju yosai Nobukazu ga
 Seal red toshidama seal (seal of the Utagawa School)
 Publication Date September 28, 1894
 Publisher Tsujioka Bunsuke
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - moderate wrinkling, red ink offset on all panels. some staining
 Genre ukiyo-esenso-e
 Miscellaneous   
 Format vertical oban triptych
 H x W Paper 
 14 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (37.8 x 25 cm.) 
 Literature 

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