Artist: Migita Toshihide
Title: Admiral Ting Ju-chang and Admiral Ito
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Title Admiral Ting Ju-chang and Admiral Ito Artist Toshihide Migita 1863-1925 Signature oju Toshihide Seal artist's seal Dated 1895 Publisher Matsuno Yonejiro Technique/Medium Woodblock print Impression excellent Colors excellent ... lacquer-shomenzuri Condition very good ... not backed, full margined, a pin size hole on the upper right corner, paper toning, bottom area lightly soiled. Left Sheet: slightly wrinkled, a light horizontal crease around the middle. Middle Sheet: blue ink stains on the bottom Description "Ikaiei Kanraku; Hokuyo Kantai Teitoku Ting Kofuku no Zu". Japanese admiral Ito accepts the surrender of admiral Ting Ju-chang, the commander of the Chinese Peiyang Fleet. Admiral Ting was well respected by both Japanese and Chinese as one of the most able naval officers. He took the responsibility of the defeat and poisoned himself. When the ship carrying his body departed, Chinese as well as Japanese battle ships lowered their flags to honor the late admiral. Format 3 Oban tate-e Width 30.1 inches = 76.5 cm Height 14.8 inches = 37.5 cm Literature Okamoto, Shumpei, "Impressions of the Front: Woodcuts of the Sino-Japanese War", Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1983, ISBN 0-87633-049-9, - pg.44, pl.73