Record of the Sino-Japanese War

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada III (1848-1920)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, August 1894
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 36.2 x 71.8 cm (14 1/4 x 28 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
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Woodblock print

battle, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Sino-Japanese War, triptych

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999


[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury


This colorful print describes a battle in Korea that took place early in the Sino-Japanese War, in July 1894. The account of the battle, written in the decorative cartouche at the top center, ends with the nationalistic slogan, "Long live the Great Japanese Empire." The artist Kunisada III was trained in traditional styles of ukiyo-e print design, which continued to flourish with new subject-matter during the Meiji era.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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