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

The Phyongyang Campaign (Heijo)

 

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Category: The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number:  DFJN2014PRJW0014

Title (Original):平壌攻撃電気使用之図
Title: Heijō kōgeki denki shiyō no zu)
Translated title:The use of electricity during the attack on Pyongyang (British Library)

Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, Catalogue number 17. p.23.as Attacking Pingyang, Japanese Forces Employ a Searchlight (Heijō kōgeki denki shiyō zu).
Also recorded as Using an Electric Searhlight in the Attack on Pyongyang (Heijō kōgeki denki shiyō no zu) in the 1988 Santa Barbara Museum of Art publication “KIYOCHIKA Artist of Meiji Japan” by Henry D. Smith II, Catalogue number 91. p.82.
Also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as An electric searchlight illuminates the attack on Pyongyang, page 38.

Artist (Original) 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Artist : Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Seal: Kiyochika
Signature: Kiyochika
Publisher (Original): 井上吉次郎
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirō
Engraver: Hori Yata
Publication date:September 1894
Acquisition date:15 May 2014

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

Condition :  Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels backed with old paper. A few small holes, repaired when backed.

 

Category : The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0021

Title (Original):
Title : Sekkō-ki Takenouchi-kun Chūwa ni oite funtōno zu

Translated Title : Picture of the heroic fight of the scout Lt Takenouchi at Chung-hua.  

Recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, catalogue number 24, page70.

Also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Ahead of the assault on Asan, master Takenouchi and others were attacked and killed near the Tai-Dong River, page 28.

Artist (Original) 田口米作 (1864-1903)
Artist : Taguchi  Beisaku (Tanguchi Baisaku) (1864-1903)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); Ink and colour on paper
Signature: Beisaku
Seal: Beisaku
Publisher (Original):
Publisher: Takegawa Seikichi. Nihonbashi-ku
Engraver:  Unknown
Publication Date:Meiji 27 (1894)
Acquisition Date: 02 August 2014

Country of origin:Japan
Size :  Vertical ōban. Triptych. 14.1 x 27.8 (inches). 35.8 x 70.5cm

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. The three panels joined at the margins.
                             

 

 

 

Category: The Phyongyang Campaign Seonghwan

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0022

Title (Original): 牙山追撃日清両軍成歓大激戦之図
Title: Gazan tsuigeki Nisshin ryōgun Seikan daigekisen no zu
Translated title: Fierce fighting between the Japanese and Chinese armies at Seonghwan near Asan (British Library)

Recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as Picture of the Genzan soldiers marching on Phyöng-Yang and the fierce battle between the Japanese and Chinese troops . (Genzan kōshin Nisshin ryōgun Heijō dai-gekisen no zu), catalogue number 27, page 135.
Also recorded in the 2008 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria publication “Japan Awakens: Woodblock Prints of the Meiji Period (1868-1912),” by Barry Till and published by Pomegranate Communications Inc”, as Fierce Battle at Asan, Korea,page 102.
Also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Genzan soldiers marching on Pyongyang, and engaging the Chinese troops, page 40.
Recorded in The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints “Sino-Japanese War Prints (1894-1895)”, as Picture of the Genzan Soldiers Marching on Pyongyang and the Fierce Battle Between the Japanese and Chinese troops (1864-1903)  (IHL Cat. #349)

Artist (Original): 秋香 (?-?)
Artist : Shûkô (Akika) Nakamura (active ca. 1894-195)
Medium :  Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Seal:  Artist’s seal. (Eien).
Signature:  Shuka, Akika ga
Publisher (Original):関口政治郎
Publisher: Sekiguchi Masajirō. Kyōbashi-ku
Engraver:  Umezawa
Publication Date: 1894.9 (British Library)
Meiji 27 September, 1894
Acquisition Date 15 August 2014

Country of origin: Japan
Size : Vertical ōban. Triptych. 271/8 x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

Condition:   Very good condition with very good colour and detail. The three panels. Slight toning and light foxing and discolouration.

     
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Category:The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number : DFJN2014PRJW0023

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Great Victory at Pyongyang

Artist (Original):安達吟光 (?-?,fl.1870-1900)
Artist:Adachi Ginkō

Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature : Oju Ginko
Seal :  Artist’s seal. (Ginko).
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date:22 August 2014

Country of origin: Japan
Size :  Vertical ōban. Triptych. 271/8 x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

Condition: Very good condition with very good colour and detail Shomenzu patterns.
Light toning, slightly soiled. Light creases and a light horizontal fold on the lower area of all sheets.

 

 

 

Category:The Phyong-Yang Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0027

Title (Original): 朝鮮平壌落城シ我兵大勝利
Title: Chōsen Heijō rakujō shi waga hei daishōri
Translated title:Pyongyang falls to the Japanese forces (British Library)

Title: The Hard-fought Victory of the Japanese Army at Pyongyang
Also recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as Our Army wins a great victory at Phyöng-Yang in Korea with the surrender of the town (Daisan shidanhei no ichibu Heijō urate yori kōgeki su), catalogue number 28,page 71.
(A part of the 3rd Division attacks Phyöng-Yang from the rear). Lower right: Shinbun kasha. (Newspaper reporters).

Artist (Original):(梅堂)小国政 (五代目歌川国政) (?-1923以前)
Artist:  Baidō Kokunimasa (1874-1944) Baidō Kokunimasa (Utagawa Kunimasa V. (British Library)
                                  
Also recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Signature:  Shō Kunimasa
Seal:  Baidō
Publisher (Original):福田熊次郎
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: Meiji 27 (1894)
Acquisition Date: 29 August 2014

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

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. The three panels attached at the seams, backed with old paper. Slightly soiling, faint offsetting, a few creases.

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Category: The Phyong-Yang Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0007

Title (Original): 平壌大捷清将生捕之図
Title: Heijō taishō Shinshō ikedoru no zu
Translated title: Chinese generals captured at the Battle of Pyongyang beg for mercy
(British Library)
 
Recorded in the Pomegranate Communications Inc, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 2008 publication “Japan Awakens: Woodblocks of the Meiji Period 1864-1912”, by Barry Till,  as Chinese officials surrender to the Japanese army at Pyongyang page 112.

Artist (Original): 右田年英 (1863-1925)
Artist: Mitiga Toshihide (1863-1925)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Seal: Unknown
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original):  堤吉兵衛
Publisher: Tsutsumi Kichibē
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1894.10 (British Library)
Acquisition Date: 22 January 2015

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

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three panels, attached at the seams. A few small tears and losses at edges, repaired, blends well. Creasing, slight soiling.

 

Category: The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number : DFJN2014PRJW0032

Title (Original):平壌激戦我軍大勝利之図
Title: Heijō gekisen waga gun daishōri no zu
Translated title:Japanese victory at the Battle of Pyongyang  (British Library)

Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Victory in sight for the Japanese at Pyongyang, page 52.
Also recorded in the 2008 paper Throwing Off Asia II: woodblock prints of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) by John W. Dower – Chapter Two, 2-18, “Kiyochika’s War”as Picture of Our Armed Forces Winning a Great Victory After a Fierce Battle at Pyongyang.
Recorded in the 2014 Stratus, Poland  publication  “Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-
1895. Maritime Series No 3105” by Piotr Olender as, Battle of Phyongyang. Page 64.

Artist (Original):小林清親 (1847-1915)
Artist:  Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Kiyochika
Seal: Artist’s Seal (Kobayashi)
Publisher (Original): 綾部半次郎
Publisher: Ayabe Hanjirô
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1894.10 (British Library)
1894 (Meiji 27), October
Acquisition Date: 21 October 2014

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

                             
Condition : Very good.  Red ink partially oxidised. All sheets lightly toned. Light mat lines and some creasing.
                             

 

Category: The Phyong-Yang Campaign  Pyongyang - Hyonmu Gate

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0012

Title (Original): 冒弾雨単身開玄武門
Title: Dan'u o okashite tanshin Genbumon o hiraku
Translated title: Single-handedly opening the Hyonmu Gate under a hail of bullets
(British Library)

Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Harada Jukichi looks down on the battle of Pyongyang, page 47).
Also recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, catalogue number 39. p.147. as He, alone, opened the Genbu-Gate in spite of heavy fire). – Harada again watching the continuation of the Phyong-Yang battle and the Chinese retreat)

Artist (Original): 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika(1847-1915)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal: kiyo and chika
Signature: Kiyochika         
Publisher (Original): 松木平吉
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi. Nihonbashi-ku
Engraver: Unknown
Publication date: 1894.10 (British Library)
Meiji 27 (November), 1894
Acquisition date: 17 March 2015

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

                                                        Condition:  Very good.  Three separate panels. Loss in upper left of left panel, a few holes and thinning spots, repaired. Faint toning, slight creasing, faint whitish spotting

     
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Category: The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0030

Title (Original):  川崎軍曹渡単身大同江
Title: Kawasaki Gunsō tanshin ni Daidōkō o wataru
Translated title:Sergeant Kawasaki crosses the Taedong River alone (British Library)

Artist (Original):  無し
Artist: Anonymous
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original) :横山良八
Publisher:  Yokoyama Ryōhachi. Nihonbashi-ku.
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:1894.10 (British Library)
Meiji 27 October, 1894
Acquisition Date:17 September 2014

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

Condition :  Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. The three panels not attached at the seams. Lightly toned throughout some small holes and areas of thinning repaired from reverse. Slight remnants from previous backing in centre and right-hand panels. Faint rubbing in margins with minor soiling in subject.

 

Category:The Phyong-Yang Campaign (Heijo)

Accession Number: DFJN2017PRJW0006

Title (Original):                      
Title:                         
Translated title:Sergean t Kawasaki Returning Across the Taedong River
Artist (Original):         無し
Artist:Anonymous
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original):Unknown
Publisher:Unknown
Engraver:Unknown
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date:16 June 2017

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

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels not attached at the seams. Slight thinning on left side of left panel.

 

Category: The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0028

Title (Original): 斥候騎兵軍曹川崎伊勢雄氏八
月三日夜単身大同江ヲ泳渉シテ敵情ヲ視察シ
敵舟ニ乗シ悠然帰陣ノ図

Title:Sekkō kihei gunsō Kawasaki Iseo-shi hachigatsu mikka no yoru tanshin Daidōkō o eishō shite tekijō o shisatsu shi, tekishū ni jōshi yūzen kijun no zu
Translated title:Cavalry sergeant Kawasaki Iseo on patrol on the night of the 3rd August swims across the Taedong River alone to reconnoiter the enemy's movements, then climbs into an enemy boat and calmly returns to camp

Artist (Original) 水野年方 (1866-1908)Artist:  Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Kiyochika
Seal:  Artist’s Seal
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher:  Sekiguchi Masajiro
Engraver:  Unknown
Publication Date:1894
Acquisition Date: 29 August 2014

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

                             
Condition : Good overall.  Excellent colour and detail. The three panels not attached at the seams. Partially backed with paper. A few small repaired holes. Slight soiling and rubbing.

     
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Category: The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0002

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: The Battle of Pyongyang

Artist (Original):
Artist: Toshihide (1863-1925)
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: 17 January 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size : Vertical ōban. Triptych. 29 x 14 (inches). 36 x 71 cm

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three panels, not attached at the seams. Thinning along right edge of centre panel, a few small holes, repaired, blends well. Slight soiling and rubbing.

 

Category: The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0004

Title:
Title:
Translated Title:  Tiger Attack

Artist (Original): Unknown
Artist:  Unknown (unsigned)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Not Identified (Artist’s signature)
Seal: Not Identified (Artist’s signature)
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Publication Date: c.1894
Acquisition Date: 17 January 2015

Country of origin:Japan
Size : Vertical ōban. Triptych. 29 x 14 (inches). 36 x 71 cm

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three panels are backed, not attached at the seams and are toned. Some light soiling at edges

 

Category: The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0005

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Fierce battle at the shore of Pyongyang
Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter, page 39.

Artist (Original):小林清親 (1847-1915)
Artist : Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Medium : Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature : Kiyochika
Seal :  Artist’s Seal (Kobayashi)
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver : Unknown
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date: 22 January 2015

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

Condition:  Very good.  Three panels, attached at the seams. Small tears at top and bottom edges, blends well.

 

 

 
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Category: The Phyongyang Campaign

Accession Number:  DFJN2015PRJW0031

Title (Original):
Title:  Seikei no gukei bakuretsudan no tora
Translated Title:   Chinese Soldiers Execute a Foolish Plan by Exploding a Bomb Among Tigers, 1895
Also recorded on The Art of Japan web-site as A select group of soldiers against an explosion of tigers.

Artist (Original)        
Artist:  Mishima Shôsô (1856-1928)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original): 福田熊次郎
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1895
Acquisition Date: 01 November 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Pentaptych. 137/8 x 46 5/8 (inches) 50 x 152.5 cm. (six (6) sheet senso-e)

                                                           
Condition: Excellent colour and detail.  Separate panels.

 
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