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Illustration (for an unpublished book) Showing the Condition Inside the Battleship Matsushima During the Battle of the Yellow Sea: "Few Serious Wounded Soldiers Managed to Escape the Poison Gas and Came to The Officers Room to Undergo Medical Treatment.

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The book by the author and naval officer Kimura Kokichi was scheduled to be published in February 1896 but was suppressed because of the realism of the text and the illustrations--the cruel aspects of the war were not considered appropriate for public consumption.

Marks

Sealed: Hanken Shoyu

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, about 1896 (Meiji 29)

Dimensions

Horizontal double ôban; 33 x 46 cm (13 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.332

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints