Shuko Tomita, Attacking Jiuliancheng of Qing Kingdom, The First Sino-Japanese War
Artist: Shuko Tomita (1868-?)
Title: Attacking Jiuliancheng of Qing Kingdom（清国九連城攻撃之図）
Series title: The First Sino-Japanese War
Publisher: Sekiguchi Seijiro
Size: (L)25.3 x 36.9 (C)25.3 x 36.8 (R)25.3 x 36.8 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.
|Artist Name||Shuko Tomita|
|Title||Attacking Jiuliancheng of Qing Kingdom|
|Dimensions||(L)25.3 x 36.9 (C)25.3 x 36.8 (R)25.3 x 36.8 cm|
|Condition Report||Pinholes, red pigment slightly smudged.|