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A Big Headache for Li Hongzhang (Ri Kôshô no ôzutsû), from the series Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai hyakusen hyashushô)

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The series title, literally "One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs," is a pun on the expression "One Hundred Battles, One Hundred Victories" (both pronounced "Hyakusen hyakushô").

Signed

Kiyochika

Marks

Artist's seals: Kobayashi, Kiyochika

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1894 (Meiji 27), September

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

2000.210

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints