Based on the iconography of this print, the subject of which was quite popular at the time, the central figure in black uniform is likely Stepan Makarov (1849–1904), an Admiral in the Russian Imperial Navy who went down with his ship, the Petropavlovsk, after it struck a Japanese mine in Port Arthur (present-day Lushunkou, China), in April, 1904.
The print is signed at lower right of the right panel in black "Gakyōjin," and bears no artist's seal or publisher's marks. Next to the signature is a the seal of the woodblock carver, whose identity is as yet unidentified as the second character of the seal could be read as "Yoshi," "Hisashi," or "Sachi." To the right of both the signature and the seal, there is written the number 22, possibly indicating that this print was re-issued in a special edition of Russo-Japanese War prints. The number could also have been added later by a collector or dealer. Several other war prints in the Mead Art Museum bear such markings.