Kiyochika: Picture of Our Armed Forces Winning A Great Victory..
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Picture of Our Armed Forces Winning A Great Victory..
Date: 1894, October
Picture of Our Armed Forces Winning a Great Victory After a Fierce Battle at Pyongyang. Bullet traces whiz by as Japanese forces overtake a hill littered with Chinese corpses. One soldier leans on a Chinese casualty as if it were a mere boulder. The moon shines bright and full, and the men cast shadows. Their leader stands bravely, holding a sword instead of a gun to demonstrate his superior Japanese fearlessness. It would appear that every Chinese bullet has missed its mark, as all the Japanese soldiers are unscathed.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Minor surface wrinkles.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi
Literature: See MIT Visualizing Cultures website and MFA