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Maker(s):Kobayashi Kiyochika; Sawamuraya Seikichi, publisher (active ca. 1855–1904)
Culture:Japanese (1847–1915)
Title:The Great Naval Battle at Port Arthur ('Ryojun daikaisen')
Date Made:1904
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:sheet: 14 1/8 in x 27 15/16 in ; 35.9 cm x 71.0 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.628.1-.3
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

vertical ōban triptych; nishiki-e

Label Text:
This triptych is signed at lower-left of the left panel "Kiyochika" and bears the artist's seal in red, which reads "Kobayashi Kiyochika." The publisher's seal, immediately to the left in a rectangular cartouche, gives the name of the publisher as "Takekawa Seikichi," the personal name of the publisher Sawamuraya Seikichi of the firm Seieidō; it also states the date of publication as March, 1904 (Meiji 37). This print is numbered "44" in kanji at lower-right of the right panel. The narrative inscription describes the battle, in which the larger Russian ship was surrounded and defeated by the smaller Japanese boat.

art; painting; seascapes; vessels; shipwrecks; battles; weapons; text; figures; soldiers; wars; color theory; flags; smoke; firearms; narrative; exterior; symbolism; symmetry

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