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

Naval Battle of the Yellow Sea

 

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Category: The Yellow Sea

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0031

Title (Original): 海軍将校等征清の戦略議論する図
Title: Kaigun shōkō tō seishin no senryaku giron suru no zu
Translated title: Japanese naval officers discussing tactics (British Library)

Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, Catalogue number 41. p.75.as Picture of a Discussion by Naval Officers about the Battle Strategy against China. (Kaigun shōkōra seishin no senryuaku o ronzuru zu.)
Recorded in the 2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts publication “Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age”, as Illustration of Naval Officers Discussing the Battle Strategy for the Invasion of China. Catalogue number 30, page 76.
Recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War” by Nathan Chaikin, Catalogue number 42. P.77 as Picture of the discussion by naval officers about the battle strategy against China. (Kaigun Shōkō-ra seishin no senryuaku o ronzuru zu.)
Recorded in The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints “Sino-Japanese War Prints (1894-1895)”, Naval Officers Discussing the Battle Strategy for the Invasion of China. (IHL Cat. #444).
Recorded in the 2014 Stratus, Poland  publication  “Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-
1895. Maritime Series No 3105” by Piotr Olender as , Vice-Admiral Ito’s staff officers in council on board the flagship cruiser Matsushima. Page 62.
Recorded in the 2006 Global Oriental Ltd publication  “Japan and the Illustrated London News: Complete Record of Reported Events 1853-1899”, as A Japanese Council of War (Dec.1.1894) page 348

Artist (Original): 水野年方 (1866-1908)
Artist: Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal:  Yōsai (Toshijata?)
Signature: Motome ni ōjite (by request) Toshijata e
Publisher (Original):   関口政治郎
Publisher:  Sekiguchi Masajirō. Kyōbashi-ku
Engraver:  Unknown
Publication Date 1894.9 (British Library)
Meiji, 27 September 1894
Acquisition Date:12 November 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. Three separate panels. Some light toning at edges. A few light spots and some minor toning.

 

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Category: The Yellow Sea

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0006

Title (Original): 帝国赤城艦長阪本少佐奮戦
Title: Teikoku Akagi Kanchō Sakamoto Shōsa funsen
Translated title:Terrible War of General Sakamoto, Leader of the Imperial Warship Akagi

Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Commander Sakamoto aboard the Japanese warship Akagi, page 62.
Also recorded as Lieutenant Commander Sakamoto, Skipper of the Imperial Warship Akagi, Fights Bravely  (Teikoko Akagi kanchō Sakamoto shōsa funsen), in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, Catalogue number 42. p.76.
Recorded in the 2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts publication “Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age”, as Lieutenant Commander Sakamoto, Captain of the Imperial Warship Akagi, Fights Bravely  Catalogue number 37, page 84.
Recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War” by Nathan Chaikin, Catalogue number 43, p.153 as Terrible war of General (sic) Sakamoto, leader of Imperial warship Akagi. (Teikoku Akagi-kanchō Sakamoto Shōsa funsen.)
Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, Catalogue number 29. p.27.as Lieutenant Commander Sakamoto, of the Akagi, Fights (Teikoko Akagi kanchō Sakamoto funsen),

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: Motome ni ōjite Toshikata e (by request) (Oju Toshikata e)
Seal: Osai
Publisher (Original):   秋山武右衛門
Publisher, Printer and Rinsha : Akiyama Buemon
Engraver:  Yamamoto tō
Publication Date:1894.10 (British Library)
Meiji 27, (October) 1894
Acquisition Date:15 January 2015

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 panels attached at the seams. Slight frayingat bottom edge of left panel, a few small holes, repaired, blends well. Creasing, slight soiling.

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Category: The Yellow Sea, Haiyang Island

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0018

Title (Original): 海洋島沖西京丸奮戦之図
Title: Kaiyōtō oki Saikyōmaru funsen no zu
Translated title: The Saikyō-maru, fights valiantly off Haiyang Island (British Library)

Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as The Japanese warship Saikyō-maru, during the battle at Haiyang island, page 60.

Artist (Original): 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Artist : Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original):   綾部半次郎
Publisher: Ayabe Hanjirō
Engraver: Unknown
Publication date: 1894.10 (British Library)
Acquisition date: 2 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. Three separate panels. Some toning and a horizontal crease in subject. A few small holes repaired from reverse.

 

Category: Yellow Sea

Accession Number: DFJN2013PRJW0001

Title (Original):
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Translated Title: Naval War Battle. Sailors Load a Shell into the Barrel of a Gun

Artist (Original):unknown
Artist: unknown
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: 1 February 2013

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. Some light soiling at edges.

 

Category:Yellow Sea. Haiyang Island

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0001

Title (Original): 大日本大勝利海洋島大海戦之図
Title: Dai Nihon daishōri Kaiyōtō daikaisen no zu
Translated title:The Japanese victory at the great naval battle of Haiyang Island (British Library)

Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, Catalogue number 23. p.25.as Great Japan’s Glorious Victory at the Naval Battle of Haiyangtao by Kadō. (Dai Nihon daishōri Kaiyōtō daigekisen no zu)

Artist (Original):  蝸堂 (?-?)
Artist: Oju Kadō  (active 1894).  (Gadō – British Library)
Medium:  Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Oju Kadō
Seal: Kadō no in
Publisher (Original): 矢沢久吉
Publisher: Yazawa Hisakichi
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:1894
Acquisition Date: 3 January 2015

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

Condition: Fine impression, colour and condition

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Category: Yellow Sea, Victory celebrations

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0034

Title (Original): 東京上野祝捷会之実況
Title:Tōkyō Ueno saishōkai no jikkyō
Translated title: Victory Celebrations at Ueno, Tokyo

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))
Medium: Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Seal: Not Identified
Signature:  Not Identified
Publisher (Original): 澤久次郎
Publisher: Sawa Kyūjirō
Engraver:  Not Identified
Publication Date: 1894.11 (British Library)
Acquisition Date:12 November 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, with very faint spotting in subject.

 
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Category:The Yellow Sea

Accession Number:  DFJN2014PRJW0007

Title (Original): 神国名誉奇談
Title: Shinkoku meiyo kidan
Translated title: A remarkable tale of the Land of the Gods (British Library)
              
 Recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as A very strange happening in God’s country. (Shinkoku meiyō Kidan).

Artist (Original):楳堂小国政 (五代目歌川国政) (?-1923以前)
Artist: Baidō Kokunimasa (1874-1944)
(also recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as Utagawa Kunimasa IV (1848-1920).
Baidō Kokunimasa (Utagawa Kunimasa V) (British Library)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Seal: Baidō
Signature: Baidō Kokunimasa
Publisher (Original):   澤久次郎
Publisher: Sawa Kyūjirō
Engraver: Horikō Hana
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date: 26 February 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, backed with old paper. Slightly curled. A few light spots and some minor toning in subject

 


                             

 

Category:  The Yellow Sea -   Naval Battle of the Yellow Sea: Haiyang Island

Accession Number: DFJN2016PRJW0013

Title (Original):
Title: Reiyō hōken no zu
Translated Title: Presenting a Portentous Eagle to the Emperor
Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, Catalogue number 32. p.28.

Artist (Original)       尾形月耕 (1859-1920)
Artist:  Ogata Gekkō (1859-1920)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Gekkō
Seal: Kagyōrō
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher:                 
Engraver:                    
Printer (rinsha):            
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date: 12 October 2016

Country of origin: Japan
Size:  triptych, vertical ōban. 34.7 x 93.5 cm

Condition:   Very good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels. Slight paper remnants on reverse at sides from previous mounting. A couple of thinning spots at edges, repaired. Slight soiling. And a few creases.

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Category:  Naval Battle of the Yellow Sea: Haiyang Island

Accession Number:  DFJN2016PRJW0004

Title (Original):
Title: Kaiyô-tô senryô kaisen no zu
Translated Title: Picture of the Naval Battle Capturing Haiyang Island
Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, Catalogue number 3. p.29.

Recorded in the 2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts publication
“Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age”, as Illustration of the Naval Battle Capturing Haiyang Island. Catalogue number 36, page 83.
Also recorded on the web site, in the 2014 paper, Ogata Gekko: War Triptychs. p.10. Quadruptych 27, as Kaiyô-tô senryô kaisen no zu (Picture of the Naval Battle Capturing Haiyang Island)

Artist (Original)尾形月耕 (1859-1920)
Artist: Ogata Gekkō (1859-1920)
Medium Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Gekkō
Seal: Yōji fūka
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Engraver: Sasaki Toyokichi
Printer (rinsha): Sasaki Toyokichi
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date: 20 March 2016

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Four vertical ōban. 34.7 x 93.5 cm

Condition: Very good overall. Very good colour and detail. Four panels, backed with Meiji album backing paper. Some minor faults.

 
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Category: The Yellow Sea, Dalian Bay

Accession Number:  DFJN2015PRJW0017

Title (Original): 我艦隊大連湾砲撃之図
Title: Waga kantai Dairenwan hōgeki no zu
Translated title:The Japanese fleet bombarding Dalian Bay (British Library)
 
Recorded in the Santa Barbara of Art Museum publication “KIYOCHIKA: Artist of Meiji
Japan”, by Henry D. Smith II, Professor of history, University of California, catalogue
number 94. p.85. as Our Fleet Bombards Dairen Bay, c.1894. (Waga kantai Dairenwan hōgeki no zu c.1894.)
Also recorded in the Santa Barbara of Art Museum publication “KIYOCHIKA: Artist of Meiji Japan”, by Henry D. Smith II, Professor of history, University of California, catalogue
number 94. p.85. as Our Fleet Bombards Dairen Bay, c.1894. (Waga kantai Dairenwan hōgeki no zu c.1894.)
Also recorded in the 1983 catalogue Impressions from the Front by Shumpei Okamoto”, as The Japanese Fleet Bombards the Enemy Fort at Dairen Bay, catalogue no: 53, page 35.

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 (top) and chika (bottom)
Signature: Kiyochika
Publisher (Original): 松木平吉
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Engraver: Unknown
Publication date: 1894 (British Library) c.1894 (1895)
Acquisition date:  05 May 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Pentaptych. 137/8 x 46 5/8 (inches) 50 x 152.5 cm

                                                           
Condition:  Excellent colour.  Five separate panels. A few holes and thinning spots, repaired. Some ink offsetting, slight soiling.
                             

 
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Category:The Yellow Sea. Haiyang Island

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0013

Title (Original) for left side 1, 2, 3 panels: 清国軍艦
Title: Shinkoku gunkan
Translated title: Chinese warships

Title (Original) for right side 4, 5, 6, panels: 日清海戦大孤山沖大激戦大日本海軍大勝利之図
Title: Nisshin kaisen Daikozan oki daigekisen Nihon kaigun daishōri no zu
Translated title: Japanese victory at the naval battle off Dagu Mountain

Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, Catalogue number 21. p.25.as The Japanese Navy Wins a Great Battle off Takushan (Nisshin kaisen Daikoson oki daigekisen: Dai Nihon kaigun daishōri no zu)

Artist (Original): (梅堂)小国政 (五代目歌川国政) (?-1923以前)
Artist: Utagawa Kokunimasa (1874-1944), (Baidō Kokunimasa (Utagawa Kunimasa V , British Library))
Medium:  Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Signature: Kokunimasa (twice)
Seal:  A pictographic “plum flower”
Publisher (Original) for left side 1, 2, 3 panels: 福田熊次郎
Publisher (Original):   表記無し
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō
Printer: Fukuda Kumajirō
Rinsha: Fukuda Kumajirō
Publication Date: October, 1894, 1894.10 (British Library)
Acquisition Date: 06 May 2014

Country of origin: Japan  
Size:  Vertical ōban.  Double triptych, (Hexaptych) 36 x 23.5cm (each)

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Backed with old paper.

 
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