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Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

A scene from the first Sino-Japanese war (1894/95): Officers on horseback on a hill, in front the colonel Fukushima, observing the nightly advance of the Japanese army. The army is crossing the river Anseong (also Ansong, chin. Ancheng, jap. Anjô) during heavy artillery fire in Korea.

Title: Gazan gekisen Anjô-watashi shingeki no zu (Fierce battle of Asan – Crossing the ford at Anseong)

Signature: Kiyochika

Seal: Kiyochika

Publisher: Matsuki Heikichi, Tokio

Date: 1894

Size: Oban-Triptych, 36,5 cm x 72 cm

Very fine print and colours. The triptych is fitted together, not mounted. The margins on the right and left side are trimmed. The paper is a bit age, a few tiny holes and some very small tears in the upper margin. Altogether in very good condition.

Cp.: Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War, 1983, No. 16, Abb. p. 127. Also MFA Boston, Sharf Coll. 2000.241a-c. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M Sackler Museum, No. 1944.5.19, British Library No. 16126.d.3(28)