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After the Fall of Weihaiwei, the Commander of the Chinese Beiyang Fleet, Admiral Ding Ruchang, Surrenders (Ikaiei kanraku Hokuyô kantai teitoku Tei Joshô kôfuku no zu)

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Triptych: 21.1783 (right), 21.1784 (center), 21.1785 (left) MFA impressions: 21.1783-5, 2000.123a-c, RES.27.204a-c

Signed

Ôju Toshihide 応需年英

Marks

Artist's seal: Toshihide

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1895 (Meiji 28)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #73

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; overall: 37.1 x 73.2 cm (14 5/8 x 28 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1783-5

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints