Kunimasa V Utagawa, Victory, Japanese Army, Pyong-yang, War


Artist: Kunimasa V Utagawa (Active in Meiji)
Title: The Great Victory of Japanese Army at Pyong-yang
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajiro
Date: 1894
Size: (L)37.2x25.2 (C)37.1x25.0 (R)36.8x25.2 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

Battle triptychs were produced in large numbers during the Sino-Japanese (1894 - 1895) and Russo-Japanese wars (1904 - 1905) to satisfy widespread interest in the progress of the imperial army and maintain popular support for the conflicts. The prints idealised the heroism of Japanese troops risking their lives for the emperor. As the demand for traditional woodblock prints fell in the Meiji era, many artists turned to wartime propaganda to make ends meet.

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Print FormatTriptych
SubjectWar, Others
Size(L)37.2x25.2 (C)37.1x25.0 (R)36.8x25.2 cm
Condition ReportSpots on the left and centre panels.
publisherFukuda Kumajiro, Hatsujiro:1874-1898