Sino-Japanese War 1894-95: Korea and Events leading to the outbreak of war
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Interesting scene of the Imperial Minister Otori escorting the Korean king into a castle just before the start of the Sino-Japanese War. Confronting a crowd at the entrance to the arched stone gate, Japanese soldiers attack them, using their guns as clubs. The minister rides in a horse-drawn carriage at left, the driver whipping the horses forward, surrounded by troops with arms shouldered. The elderly Korean king follows behind, an attendant sheltering him beneath a colourful ruffled umbrella. Nicely detailed with burnishing in the black uniforms and carriage, and fine bokashi shading in the mountains and sky.

Collections: Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts.

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