Toshimitsu Fukushima, Pyongyang Surrendered, The First Sino-Japanese War


Artist: Toshimitsu Fukushima (act. 1890s)
Title: Pyongyang Surrendered to Our Army (我軍平壌を陥るの図)
Series title: The First Sino-Japanese War
Publisher: Matsuno Yonejiro
Date: 1894
Size: (L)25.2 x 36.7 (C)25.1 x 36.5 (R)24.8 x 36.6 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.

Toshimitsu Fukushima

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Print FormatTriptych
ArtistToshimitsu Fukushima
Dimensions(L)25.2 x 36.7 (C)25.1 x 36.5 (R)24.8 x 36.6 cm
Condition ReportMinor spots, very light soiling.