Beisaku Taguchi, Prince Kan'in Kotohito

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Artist: Beisaku Taguchi (1864-1903)
Title: Prince Kan'in Kotohito
Series title: Sino-Japanese War: Stories of the Courageous and Loyal
Publisher: Mizuno Senjiro
Date: 1895
Size: 37.3cm x 25.2cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

Beisaku Taguchi


Beisaku Taguchi is an ukiyo-e artist who was active in the Meiji Period. Born in Tochigi, he learns the basics of painting under Nakamura Banzan of the Shijo Maruyama school. When he was thirteen, he became an apprentice to Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1915), who is an ukiyo-e artist. Under Kiyochika's guidance, he produced many caricatures called Ponchi-e, as his first artistis debut, as a Japanese woodblock print artist. He became known for his artworks which depicts the Sino-Japanese War. His notable body of works include "Japanese Soldiers Attacking the Gate of Genbu in Pyongyang" and "The General Scouting in Heavy Snow".

Despite the government commissioning multiple propaganda images by Beisaku Taguchi, who produced dynamic depictions of the war, he became famous not the propaganda images but for depictions of the somber day and life of a soldier on the front line.

田口米作(たぐちべいさく)

田口米作は明治時代に活躍した版画家、浮世絵師です。栃木に生まれ、四条円山派の中村晩山の下で絵の基礎を学びます。13歳の時に浮世絵師の小林清親と出会い弟子入りを果たします。清親と共に、ポンチ絵と呼ばれる風刺画を数多く残し、その名を世に知らしめています。浮世絵師としては主に日清戦争を描いた錦絵を残しており、代表作には『平壌玄武門兵士先登之図』や『大雪ヲ冒シテ我将校単身敵地ヲ偵察之図』等があります。戦争絵は戦況を伝えプロパガンダのような役割がありましたが、米作の作品からは映画のワンカットのような雰囲気が感じられます。

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Print FormatOban (Vertical)
ArtistBeisaku Taguchi
SubjectWar
Dimensions37.3cm x 25.2cm
Condition ReportGood overall condition.