The Great Battle of Ansong Ford: The Valor of Captain Matsuzaki

Accession number MET 77.34.18
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Material Information

Title:
The Great Battle of Ansong Ford: The Valor of Captain Matsuzaki
Physical Description:
Artifact
Creator:
Mizuno Toshikata (1863-1908)
Donor:
Anonymous gift ( donor )
Publication Date:
Materials:
Triptych woodblock print, ink and colors on paper ( medium )
Measurements:
14 3/4 x 29 inches
Style/Period:
Meiji Period, 1894

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Prints -- Japanese

Notes

Abstract:
The Battle of Asan is also known as The Battle of Ansong Ford, for it was fought near the ford of the Ansong River. The Sino-Japanese war yielded numerous heroes, which were immortalized in art, literature, education and folklore. Among the first casualties on the Japanese side were Captain Matsuzaki Naomi and bugler Kiguchi Kohei. Captain Matsuzaki was charging his troops until he was fatally wounded and became the first officer to fall, while bugler Kiguchi was made an example of loyalty and determination for countless Japanese school children. Official textbooks said: “Kiguchi Kohei was struck by an enemy bullet, but even in death his bugle did not leave his lips.” Mizuno Toshikata was a student of Tuskioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), who is regarded as the last great Ukiyo-e artist. Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of a floating world,” was an artistic style in which high quality woodblock prints were produced during Edo Period (1600-1868) Japan. Prints produced during Meiji Period (1868-1912) are generally called Meiji prints and, in most cases, are not artistically as refined as Ukiyo-e prints.
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 77.34.18
System ID:
AA00005217:00001