Artist's seal: Kötö no in Description after the title: "Kurita, the head of the division of the warship Shikishima was one of the seventy-seven men selected to be part of our death-defying squad. Acting as the engineer of the crew of [the blockade ship] Hokokumaru, Kurita scooped out the water of the rolling waves which flooded the [row]boat."
Sealed: Kôtô no in
Previously owned by various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection
Japanese, Meiji era, 1904 (Meiji 37)
- Artist Ôkura Kôtô, Japanese, active 1894
Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001)
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 69.5 cm (13 7/8 x 27 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper