Naval Battle, The First Sino-Japanese War


Artist: Unsigned
Title: Naval Battle
Series title: The First Sino-Japanese War
Publisher: Katada Chojiro
Date: 1894
Size: (L) 37.0 x 24.8, (C) 37.0 x 24.8, (R) 37.0 x 24.9 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
Artist NameUnsigned
TitleNaval Battle
Dimensions(L) 37.0 x 24.8, (C) 37.0 x 24.8, (R) 37.0 x 24.9 cm
Condition ReportMinor stains and creases, some paper residue on the back.