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

The Port Arthur Campaign

 

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Category: The Port Arthur Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2013PRJW0016

Title (Original):

Title: Waga dainigun Kinshū jōriku tekeiei hōgeki no zu
Translated Title:  Picture of Our Second Army Landing at Jinzhoucheng and Bombarding the Enemy Camp.
Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum Catalogue “In Battles Light”, Catalogue number14. p.41.

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, p.11, “Kiyochika’s War”as Illustration of Our Second Army Landing at Jinzhoucheng and Bombarding the Enemy Camp.
(also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as The Japanese Second Army bombarding the enemy camp at Chinchou, page 83.
(also recorded on the Hyperallergic.com web-site/156782/the-spectacle-of-war-in-woodblock-prints/ as A Japanese shell explodes in the Chinese camp at Kinshū (Jinzhou)

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:  Kiyo. Kiyochika
Publisher (Original) :
Publisher:  Daikokuya Heikichi
Engraver:  Unknown
Publication Date: 1894 (Meiji 27) and 1895
Acquisition Date:11 November 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:  The Port Arthur Campaign

Accession Number : DFJN2014PRJW0004

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Depiction of Captain Higuchi amidst a battle, an orphan in his arm
recorded on the web-site:l in the 2014 paper, Ogata Gekko: War Triptychs. P.7. Triptych 18.

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: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1895
Acquisition Date: 27 January 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 panels not attached at the seams, backed with paper from previous album inclusion. A few small light spots and some light soiling.

 

Category: The Port Arthur Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0008

Title (Original):
Title : Higuchi Taii
Translated Title:  Captain Higuchi
Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, Catalogue number 45. p.80.

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 (Oju Toshikata e)
Seal: Toshikata
Publisher (Original):
Publisher: Sekiguchi Masajirō
Engraver:  Unknown
Publication Date: April 1895
Acquisition Date:10 March 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 backed with old paper. Slightly curled. Some toning at edges. Some prints have faint offsetting or slight soiling.

     
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Category:The Port Arthur Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0024

Title (Original):旅順口月下之攻撃
Title: Ryojunkō gekka no kōgeki
Translated title: A night attack on Port Arthur (British Library)

Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Port Arthur by moonlight, page 90.

Artist (Original): 篠原清興
Artist:  Shinohara Kiyo’oki (active 1894-1895)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal: Unknown
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original): 松永作次郎
Publisher: Matsuno Yonejirō
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:1894.11 (British Library)
Acquisition Date: 26 August 2014

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

Condition :  Goood condition with very good colour and detail. The three panels attached at the seams and backed with thin paper. A few areas of light fading and soiling in subject and along edges. One small stain along top edge of centre panel. Two vertical creases running
through subject.

 

Category: The Port Arthur Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0009

Title (Original):
Title : Nezu hōhei taii Iida kaigun taii
Translated Title: Artillery Captain Nezu and First Lieutenant Iida
Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, Catalogue number 47. p.83.  

Artist (Original):安達吟光 (?-?,fl.1870-1900)
Artist:Adachi Ginkō
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature : Ginkō
Seal: Heta no yokozuki
Publisher (Original):   表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver:  Unknown
Publication Date 1894
Acquisition Date: 13 February 2015

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. One small hole, and one small thinning spot, repaired, blends well. A few light creases. Very slight soiling.                                                   

 

Category:The Port Arthur Campaign

Accession Number:  DFJN2015PRJW0011

Title (Original):           斉藤少佐之恩愛二促テ捕虜軍内之実ヲ吐ク図
Title:Saitō Shōsa no on'ai ni unagashite horyō gunnai no jitsu o haku zu
Translated title:Prompted by Major Saitō’s kindness a prisoner reveals the true state of the enemy Army (British Library)

Recorded in the 1983 catalogue Impressions from the Front by Shumpei Okamoto”, catalogue no: 47, page 33.
Also recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as Picture of a prisoner revealing military plans, being moved by Major Saitō’s kindness). (Sekkō-ki Takenouchi-kun Chūwa ni oite funtōno zu), 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 A Chinese prisoner who attempted suicide by smashing his head against a rock, page 82.

Artist (Original):田口米作 (1864-1903)
Artist: Taguchi Beisaku (1864-1903)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Sea:  Taguchi Beisaku
Signature:   Beisaku
Publisher (Original) : 水野浅次郎
Publisher : Mizuno Asajirō. Nihonbashi-ku
Engraver: Yashichi
Publication Date: 1894.12 (British Library)
Acquisition Date:26 February 2015

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

Condition:  Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels. Horizontal centre fold in right panel. Stitching holes at right edge of right panel, repaired. Slight creasing and soiling, writing on reverse of one panel.

 

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Category: The Port Arthur Campaign

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0021

Title (Original) :
Title:
Translated Title: Attacking Port Arthur

Artist (Original):春斎年昌 (?-?,fl.1887-1894)
Artist: Shunsai Toshimasa (active circa 1894)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher:Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date: 07 August 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 attached panels. Small loss and slight thinning at right edge, repaired. Creasing slight soiling, faint staining at right edge
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Category:The Port Arthur Campaign

Accession Number:  DFJN2014PRJW0006

Title (Original): 第二軍旅順口攻撃之図
Title: Dainigun Ryojunkō kōgeki no zu
Translated title:  The Japanese 2nd Army attacks Port Arthur (British Library)

Recorded in the 2008 paper Throwing Off Asia II: woodblock prints of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) by John W. Dower – Chapter Two, p.11, “Kiyochika’s War”as Illustration of the Second Army’s Assault at Port Arthur.
Also recorded as Picture of Our Second Army’s Assault at Port Arthur (Dainigun  Ryojunkō kōgeki no zu) in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, Catalogue number 17. p.44.
Also recorded as The Second Army Attacks Port Arthur, December 1894 (Dainigun  Ryojunkō kōgeki no zu) in the 1988 Santa Barbara Museum of Art publication “KIYOCHIKA Artist of Meiji Japan” by Henry D. Smith II, Catalogue number 96. p.87.
Also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Shooting the Chinese at Port Arthur, page 91.

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
Signature: Kiyochika (Kiyo)
Publisher (Original): 横山園松
Publisher: Yokoyama Sonomatsu
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 21 November, 1894
 1894.12. (British Library)
18 November, 1894 in the 1988 Santa Barbara Museum of Art publication “KIYOCHIKA Artist of Meiji Japan” by Henry D. Smith II, Catalogue number 96. p.87.
Acquisition Date:14 February 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 panels, not attached at the seams. A few small holes. Small loss at bottom right corner of centre panel. Tear at right edge of right panel, repaired. Faint toning, slight soiling

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Category: Manchuria Campaign: Capture of Port Arthur

Accession Number: DFJN2016PRJW0018

Title (Original):
Title: Waga gun Kyūrenjō ni tekihei o kōgeki su
Translated Title: Our Armed Forces Attacking the Enemy at Chiu-lien-chēng (Jiuliancheng)              
Recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, catalogue number 66, page 92.
Also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as The advance on Chiuliencheng; art by Ginko (1894), page 72.

Artist (Original):安達吟光 (?-?,fl.1870-1900)
Artist: Adachi Ginkō
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Motome ne ōjite (by request) Ginkō
Seal:  Heta no Yokozuki  (To be passionate about the thing, although unworthy of it)
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro. Nihonbaschi-ku
Engraver: Umezawa
Publication Date: Meiji 27 (November 1894)
Acquisition Date: 20 November 2016

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

 

Category: Manchuria Campaign: Capture of Port Arthur

Accession Number:  DFJN2016PRJW0017

Title (Original):暴行清兵ヲ斬首スル図
Title:Bōkō Shinhei o zanshu suru no zu
Translated title:Beheading Chinese Troops who had Committed Atrocities

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
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original):福田熊次郎
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:  Unknown
Publication Date: 1894.10
Acquisition Date:01 November 2016

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

Condition:  Fine impression and colour. Three separate panels.

 

Category: Manchuria Campaign: Capture of Port Arthur

Accession Number: DFJN2016PRJW0019

Title (Original):
Title: Nisshin ryōgun  Gaihei daigekisen no zu
Translated Title: A Brutal Engagement at Kaiping              
Also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter, as Fierce fighting at Kaiping; art by Ashizuki (1895), page 99.
Also recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, as
Chinese and Japanese Troops- Picture a Fierce Battle at Gaiping (Nisshin ryōgun  Gaihei daigekisen no zu). Catalogue number 26. p.55.  

Artist (Original):        
Artist: Nakagawa (active 1895)
Medium:  Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature:  Jūgunsha (a campaigner) Nakagawa ga
Seal: Nakagawa ga in
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher:Sekiguchi Masajirō
Engraver:                    
Publication Date: February 1895
Acquisition Date: 20 November 2016

Country of Origin: Japan

Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

     
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Category : Manchuria Campaign: Capture of Port Arthur

Accession Number: DFJN2017PRJW0003

Title (Original):          
Title:                         
Translated title:The Sacred Hawk of the Land of the Gods Appears as a Good Omen

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
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Dat: January 1895
Acquisition Date: 01 November 2016

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

Condition:  Excellent colour. Three separate panels. Remnants or paper hinge mounts on reverse at corners. Small losses and thinning at corners, a few holes. Repaired. Toning, creasing, a few stains.

 
 

 


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