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Captain Higuchi, Battalion Commander of the Sixth Division, While Occupying the Gun Emplacements at Zhaobeizui [in the Battle of Weihaiwei], Saw a Child of the Enemy Lying on the Ground and Came to Its Aid...

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The title text continues: Holding the Baby in His Left Arm and His Sword in His Right Hand, He Commanded Our Entire Army. Everyone Considers It a Laudable Episode. (...hidari ni shôni o kakaetsutsu migite ni tsurugi o kakagete waga zengun o shiki seshita sejin kozorite bidan to nasu)

Inscription

Seal: Toshihide Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi

Signed

Toshihide

Marks

Artist's seal: Toshihide

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

(Dairokushidan daitaichô Higuchi taii Chôhôkushi no hôdai senryô no sai tekkoku no koji chijô ni yokotawaru o mi kore o tasuke...)

Japanese, Meiji era, 1895 (Meiji 28)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 70.5 cm (14 x 27 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.427a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints