Sino-Japanese War: The Japanese Navy Victorious Off Takushan

Accession number MET 77.34.01
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Material Information

Title:
Sino-Japanese War: The Japanese Navy Victorious Off Takushan
Physical Description:
Artifact
Creator:
Ogata Gekko (1859-1920)
Donor:
Anonymous gift ( donor )
Publication Date:
Materials:
Triptych woodblock print, ink and colors on paper ( medium )
Measurements:
13 1/2 x 28 inches
Style/Period:
Meiji Period, 1895

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Prints -- Japanese

Notes

Abstract:
This print depicts the Japanese flagship, Matsushima, firing at the Chinese. Matsushima was badly damaged when a Chinese round hit the ammunition storage, accounting for almost one hundred Japanese casualties in the battle. Her fate could have been worse, for several rounds that hit her failed to explode. Ogata Gekko was an important painter of the Meiji Period, who also produced woodblock prints. As with many other artists, a mixture of patriotism and quick profit were the reasons why they produced the images of a war in a distant land that they had not witnessed.
Preferred Citation:
The Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL, Anonymous gift

Record Information

Source Institution:
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location:
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - MET 77.34.01
System ID:
AA00005209:00001