|TOSHIKATA, Mizuno (1866 - 1908)||
Five Japanese pioneers fighting over one hundred Chinese soldiers
(Battle during the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-5)
Signed: Toshikata e
Date: c. 1895
Size: oban triptych (c. 34.5 x 70.5cms / c. 13 5/8" x 27 3/8", sheets joined)
EXCELLENT impression and color,
sheets are joined; near fine condition.
ref. no.: # 756039
Price: € 440.00
Japanese title of the triptych: Chinshu-chiho go-mei no Nihon-kohen Shin-hei
hyakuyo-nin o uchinoku.
"TOSHIKATA's composition is deeply rooted in Japanese painting and in the mid-19th century printed triptychs of Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi..." (de Sabato Swinton).
- Elizabeth de Sabato Swinton, In Battle's Light - Woodblock Prints of Japan's Early Modern Wars; Worcester Art Museum, 1991.
- Nathan Chaïkin, The Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895); 1983 (the Basil Hall Chamberlain colletion).