Forrest/Nedela Collection: Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95

The Battle at Asan, Korea

 

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Category: The Battle at Asan, Korea

Accession Number :  DFJN2014PRJW0033

Title (Original) :
Title :
Translated Title : Welcoming the Army’s Triumphal Return from Asan

Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, Catalogue number 10. p.21.as Welcoming the Triumphant Japanese Army
(Gazan gaisen kangei no zu)
Recorded in The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints “Sino-Japanese War Prints (1894-1895)”, as Welcoming the Triumphant Japanese Army (IHL Cat. #349)

Artist (Original) :                      
Artist : Adachi Ginkō (active 1874-97)
Medium : Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature : Oju Ginkō
Seal : Heta no yokozuki
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher : Ayabe Hanji
Engraver :  Sugiyama hori
Publication Date : September 1894
Acquisition Date : 23 October 2014

Country of Origin : Japan
Size :  Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm
    
Condition:  Excellent colour and detail. Three panels, not attached at the seams, backed with paper. Vertical fold along left edge of right panel. Slight separation at ends of fold line, repaired. Slight soiling.

 

 

Category: The Battle at Asan, Korea

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0035

Title (Original):
Title
Translated Title: Captain Matsuzaki’s Valiant Battle at the Ansong River

Artist (Original):                      
Artist : Adachi Ginkō (active 1874-97)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original):表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date: 21 November 2014

Country of Origin: Japan
Size :  Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

Condition: Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels, backed with old paper. A few spots.
                             

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Category: The Battle at Asan, Korea  - The Seikan Campaign (Seonghwan)

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0024

Title  (Original):                 大日本帝国万々歳成歓衝撃我軍大勝之図
Title : Dai Nihon Teikoku ban-banzai Seikan shōgeki waga gun taishō no zu
Translated Title : Long live the Great Japanese Empire! Our army's victorious attack on Seonghwan (British Library)

Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, as Hurrah! Hurrah! For the Great Japanese Empire! Picture of the Assault on Songhwan, a Great Victory for Our Troops. (Dai Nihon teikoku banbanzai: Seikan shūgeki waga gun taishō no zu). Catalogue number 39, p.72.
Recorded in the 2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts publication “Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age”, as “Ban-Banzai  for the Great Japanese Empire! Illustration of the Assault on Songhwan, a Great Victory for Our Troops.” Catalogue number 26, p.71.
Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as The assault on Songhwan, with reporters (including the Kyoto painter Kubota Beisen) taking notes, page 29.
Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, as Banzai! Banzai for the Great Japanese Empire! The Assault on Songhwan (Dai Nihon teikoku banbanzai: Seikan shūgeki waga gun taishōno zu). Catalogue number 4. p.20.
Recorded  in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as “Picture of the fierce attack and great victory of our Imperial armed forces, during the Song-hwan battle. Hurrah for the Empire!) (Dai Nihon teikoku ban-banzai: Seikan shōgeki waga gun taishō no zu). catalogue number: 20. p.67.
Recorded in The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints “Sino-Japanese War Prints (1894-1895)”, (IHL Cat. #81) as “Ban-Banzai for the Great Japanese Empire! Illustration of the Assault on Songhwan: A Great Victory for Our Troops.
Recorded in the 2008 paper Throwing Off Asia II: woodblock prints of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) by John W. Dower – Chapter Two, “Kiyochika’s War”.pp.2-1 and 2-6. as “Hurrah, Hurrah for the Great Japanese Empire ! Picture of the Assault on Songhwan, a Great Victory for Our Troops.”

Artist (Original): 水野年方 (1866-1908)
Artist: Mizuno Toshikata
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal:  Toshikata ; Osai shujin
Signature: Motome ni ojite (by request) Toshikata e ; Oju Toshikata e
Publisher (Original):
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon. Nihonbashi-ku
Engraver: Unknown
Printer: Akiyama Buemon
Rinsha: Akiyama Buemon
Publication Date: Meiji 27 (August 1894)
Acquisition Date: 18 September 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size : Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

Condition: Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels, backed with old paper. A few spots.

   
 

 

Category : The Battle at Asan, Korea

Accession Number : DFJN2015PRJW0015

Title  (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Massacre of the Chinese at Asan


Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter, page 33.

Artist (Original) Attributed to: 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Artist Attributed to: Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown         
Publisher (Original):
Publisher:  Fukuda Kumajiro. Nihonbashi-ku
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:1894
Acquisition Date:02 May 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

Condition:  Very good. Excellent colour. Very minor marks and flaws. Lower edge of left side of third panel is torn and paper edge is missing.
Very fine. Skillfully executed “bokashi” shading throughout; over printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving.                                                  

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