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Illustration of the Death-Defying Squad of Captain Osawa and Seven Others from the Crew of the Warship Yaeyama Pushing Forward in Rongcheng Bay (Yaeyamakan norikumi Ôsawa taiira shichimei no kesshitai Eijôwan ni funshin suru zu)

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Inscription

(Copier of design and printer: Sasaki Toyokichi)

Signed

Gekkô

Marks

Artist's seal: Gekkô Seals in margin: kumiai seigen

Provenance

Previously owned by various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1895 (Meiji 28)

Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #50, photo p. 98; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #61

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 71.4 cm (14 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.408a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints