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

Manchurian Campaign, Capture of Wei hai wei 18 January-12 February 1895

 

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Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei-  Rongcheng Bay

Accession Number: DFJN2013PRJW0004

Title (Original): 我軍占領栄城湾上陸之図
Title: Waga gun senryō Eijōwan jōriku no zu
Translated title: The Japanese army landing to occupy Rongcheng Bay (British Library)

Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum Catalogue “In Battles Light”, Catalogue
number 18. p.45. as Illustration of Our Troops Occupying and Landing at Rongcheng Bay (Waga gun Eijōwan o senryō shi jōriku suru no zu).

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: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Signature: Kiyochika
Publisher (Original): 松木平吉
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Engraver: Unknown
Publication date: 1895.1 (British Library)
Printed: January 20, 1895. Published January 23
Acquisition date: 03 April 2013

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 267/8 x 13¾ (inches). 68.3 x 35.2cm

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels, backed with thin old paper. A few small holes repaired from reverse. Some light soiling

 

Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei

Accession Number: DFJN2013PRJW0006

Title (Original) 大雪ヲ冒シテ我将校単身敵地ヲ 偵察之図
Title:Ōyuki o okashite waga shōkō tanshin tekichi o teisatsu no zu
Translated title: Braving a blizzard a lone Japanese officer reconnoitres enemy positions
(British Library) Also recorded as Braving heavy snow - a Japanese officer scouts enemy teritory. Taisetsu o okashite wago-shôkô tanshin tekichi o tekichi o teisatsu no zu (The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Englnd)

Artist (Original): 田口米作 (1864-1903)              
Artist: Taguchi Beisaku (1864-1903)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Seal: Beisaku
Signature: Beisaku
Publisher (Original): 水野浅次郎
Publisher: Mizuno Asajirō. Nakajima
Engraver:  Hori Yaa

Block cutter; Watanabe Yatarô
Publication Date: 1895.1 (British Library)
Acquisition Date:05 May 2013

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. The three panels are not attached at the seam. Backed with paper. Very slight soiling.

 

Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei

Accession Number: DFJN.2013.PRJW017

Title (Original):
Title: Ikaiei jōriku shingun no zu
Translated Title:  Picture of Landing and Advancing on Weihaiwei

Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, Catalogue number 21, p.48.

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.4, “Kiyochika’s War”as Illustration of the Landing and Advance to Weihaiwei.
Also recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as Picture of landing and advancing against Wei-Hai-Wei. (Ikaiei jōriku shingun no zu)
(also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Preparing the assault on Weihaiwei, page 91.
Recorded in the 2014 Stratus, Poland  publication  “Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-
1895. Maritime Series No 3105” by Piotr Olender as, Japanese soldiers being mustered. The march from Jungch’eng to Weihaiwei took place in extremely adverse weather conditions, with temperatures of 20º below freezing and a blizzard. Page 119.

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: Kiyochika
Publisher (Original):
Publisher: Takegawa Seikichi (Sawamuraya Seikichi). Nihonbashi-ku.
Engraver: Takegawa Seikichi (Sawamuraya Seikichi)
Publication Date: (Meiji 28), 1895
Acquisition Date: 26 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. The three panels are not attached at the seams. A few small holes, slight thinning in upper right of left panel, repaired blends    well. Slight wrinkling in upper right corner of left panel, faint offsetting

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Category: Capture of ei-hai-wei

Accession Number:  DFJN2013PRJW0011

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Battle in the snow at Weihaiwei
Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,page 109.

Artist (Original):
Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Yōshū Chikanobu
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 30 January, 1895
Acquisition Date: 15 September 2013

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm
              
Condition: Very Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Some soiling.

 

 

Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei

Accession Number: DFJN2013PRJW0020

Title (Original):
Title: Hyakuseki gaisho kôgeki no zu
Translated Title: Illustration of the Attack at the Site of the Hundred-foot Cliff.
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.10. “Kiyochika’s War”

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: Unknown
Publisher (Original):
Publisher: Takekawa Seikichi (Sawamuraya Seikichi)
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1895 (Meiji 28)
Acquisition Date: 15 December 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. A vertical crease at edges. A few small holes repaired from reverse. Some slight toning and soiling.

 

Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei)

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0025

Title (Original):
Title:Nisshin sensō Ikaiei ni oite waga gun gekisen su
Translated Title: Sino-Japanese War; fierce battle of our armed forces near We-Hai-Wei
Recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, catalogue No: 89, page 103.

Also recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter,  as Watching the assault on Weihaiwei page 114.

Artist (Original):
Artist:  Mizuno Toshikaki (active 1887-1900)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Toshiaki e
Seal: Yūsai
Publisher (Original): 関口政治郎
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō. Nihonbashi-ku
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: Meiji 28, (1895)
Acquisition Date: 28 August 2014

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, backed with old paper. Some rubbing and soiling at edges. Some light toning.

 

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Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei

Accession Number: DFJN2014PRJW0001

Title (Original):
Title: Shinkoku Hokuyō kantai Ikaiei ni oite zenmetsu tsui ni teitoku Tei Joshō waga kaigun ni tekisu atawazu kantaku ni oite jisatsu zu.
Translated Title:  Admiral Ting Juchang of the Chinese Peiyang Fleet, Totally Destroyed at WeiHaiwei, Commits Suicide at His Official Residence.
Recorded in the 1983 catalogue Impressions from the Front by Shumpei Okamoto”.

Also recorded in the 2008 paper Throwing Off Asia II: woodblock prints of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) by John W. Dower – Chapter Three, “Old China, New Japan” Admiral Ding (Ting) Juchang of the Chinese Beiyang Fleet, Totally Destroyed at Weihaiwei, Commits Suicide at His Official Residence.
Recorded in the 2014 Stratus, Poland  publication  “Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-
1895. Maritime Series No 3105” by Piotr Olender as , Adm. Ting Ju-chang committing suicide by drinking a bowl of opium. Page 148.

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: Oju Toshikata e
Seal: Osai Toshikata
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver:  Unknown
Publication Date: February, 1895
Acquisition Date: 23 January 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. A few light spots.

 

Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei

Accession Number: DFJN.2014.PRJW010

Title (Original):
Title: Ikaiei kanraku Hokuyō kantai teitoku Tei Joshō kōfuku no zu
Translated Title:  After the Fall of Weihaiwei, the Commander of the Chinese Peiyang Fleet, Admiral Ting Juchang, Surrenders.
Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, Catalogue number 73. p.44.

Also recorded in the 2014 Stratus, Poland  publication  “Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-1895. Maritime Series No 3105” by Piotr Olender as , A contemporary Japanese illustration depicting the moment of capitulation of the Liukung garrison and the remains of the Peiyang Fleet. Page 148.

Artist (Original): 水野年方 (1866-1908)
Artist: Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)
(artist previously recorded as Toshihide, in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”,Catalogue number 73. p.44.)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Motome ni ōjite Toshikata e (Oju Toshikata e)
Seal: Toshikata
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher:Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:November, 1895
Acquisition Date: 01 April 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.

 

 Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei

Accession Number: DFJN2016PRJW0002

Title (Original):          
Title:                         
Translated title:Chinese Admiral Ding Ruchang (Ting Juchang) about to Commit Suicide after Surrendering to Japanese Forces

Artist (Original): 右田年英 (1863-1925)
Artist: Mitiga Toshihide (1863-1925)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e);  ink and colour on paper
Seal: Unknown
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: ? February 1895     
Acquisition Date: 13 February 2016

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 paper. Slight soiling, a few small spots, a few light creases at edges.

                            

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Category:Capture of Wei-hai-wei            

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0022

Title (Original):
Title: Kowashi Rikosho Danpan no zu           
Translated Title: Negotiations with Li-Hung-chang, Chinese peace plenipotentiary

Also recorded as Signing of treaty of Shimonoseki from Stuart Jackson Gallery, Toronto, Canada

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: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Signature:  Kiyochika         
Publisher (Original):
Publisher: Fukuda Hatsujiro (Gusokuya)
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1895
Acquisition Date: 09 July 2015

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

Condition: Very good condition. Very nice luxury imprint in fresh bright colours.                                                      

 

 

 

 

Category :Capture of Wei-hai-wei 

Accession Number: DFJN2016PRJW0003

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Audience for Peace Negotiations

Also recorded as Meeting for Peace Negotiations (Kōwa danpan kaiken no zu) in the 1988 Santa Barbara Museum of Art publication “KIYOCHIKA Artist of Meiji Japan” by Henry D. Smith II, Catalogue number 99. p.90.

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 (Kiyo Chika)
Seal:                                       
Publisher (Original):
Publisher, printer: Teikadō Inoue Kichijirō.
Engraver:                    
Publication Date: April, 1895 (Meiji 28)
Acquisition Date: 03 April 2016

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

Condition:  Very good.  Three separate panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling, a few small spots, and a couple of creases.

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Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0016

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Battle of Weihaiwei

Artist (Original):
Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu (1838 – 1912)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Yōshū Chikanobu
Seal: Unknown
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1895
Acquisition Date: 09 May 2015

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

Condition: Very good impression. Colours burnished. Slightly soiled. Slight foxing and discolourations.                                                     

 

 

Category: Capture of Wei-hai-wei)

Accession Number: DFJN2016PRJW0005

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Victory of the Japanese Forces

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:  Unknown
Engraver:  Unknown
Publication Date: 1895
Acquisition Date: 02 June 2016

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 separate panels, backed with paper. A few creases and spots, light ink offsetting. Slight toning and soiling.

     
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Category: Manchuria Campaign. Capture of Wei-hai-wei

 Accession Number: DFJN2017PRJW0001

Title (Original):          
Title:                         
Translated title:Our Torpedo Boat Sinks the Enemy Warship Dingyuan, 1895

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):  
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro
Engraver:                     Unknown
Publication date:1895
Acquisition date: 27 April 2017

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. Some light toning and a few faint spots.

 

 

Category:   Manchuria Campaign. Capture of Wei-hai-wei

Accession Number:      DFJN2017PRJW0002

Title (Original):          
Title:                         
Translated title:A Remarkable Episode in the Glory of the Divine Land Japan, 1894

Artist (Original):        
Artist: Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher:                 
Engraver: Unknown
Publication date:1895
Acquisition date:02 May 2017

Country of origin:Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm
                                                           
Condition: Excellent colour and detail. Three attached panels. A few small losses at edges, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, a few spots.

     
     
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