Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: A Picture of Advance Disposition of Troops at Weihaiwei — shingun haichi no zu.
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Monday, 1 August 2005 Sino-Japanese War Triptych: The Advance at Weihaiwei Artist: Kiyochika Format: Oban triptych: 13.75" x 27" overall Subject: Ikaiei shingun haichi no zu. A Picture of Advance Disposition of Troops at Weihaiwei. After seizing Port Arthur, the victorious Japanese forces destroyed the remainder of the Chinese naval fleet at Weihaiwei on February 12, 1895. Subject illustrated in full color, page 50, 'In Battles Light', Worcester Art Museum, 1991, where it is noted that; 'The composition is particularly effective. It is the Turneresque sky, however, with its golden light and reflections in the water that makes this one of Kiyochika's outstanding prints.' Date: 1895 Condition: Slightly trimmed. The three sheets united by Japanese album backing paper. Minor offsetting on middle sheet. Minor marks and flaws. Generally very good, fresh state. Colour: Fine Impression: Fine with gauffrage