Kiyochika Kobayashi, The Victory of Japan at Pyong-yang, War Print
Artist: Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1908)
Title: The Victory of Japan at Pyong-yang
Publisher: Ayabe Hanjiro
Condition report: Thin area on the edge and torn corner (centre panel), paper residue remains on the edge.
Size: (L)36.6 x 23.6 (C)36.8 x 25.4 (R)36.7 x 25.5 cm
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.
|Artist Name||Kiyochika Kobayashi|
|Title||The Victory of Japan at Pyong-yang|
|Dimensions||(L)36.6 x 23.6 (C)36.8 x 25.4 (R)36.7 x 25.5 cm|
|Condition Report||Thin area on the edge and torn corner (centre panel), paper residue remains on the edge.|