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Braving the Bitter Cold, Our Troops Set Up Camp at Yingkou (Eikô no genkan o okashite waga gun roei o haru no zu)

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Triptych: 21.1768 (right), 21.1769 (center), 21.1770 (left) MFA impressions: 21.1768-70, 2000.419a-c, RES.23.335-7


Kiyochika (on left sheet)


Artist's seals: Kiyo, Chika


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1895 (Meiji 28)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #48, photo p. 96; Shizuoka Mus., Kobayashi Kiyoshika (exh. cat., 1998), #110; Okamoto, Impressions of the Front (1983), #44; Yoshida, Kiyochika (1964), #368


Vertical ôban triptych; overall: 36.9 x 71.8 cm (14 1/2 x 28 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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