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Surrender of the Castle at Pyongyang, a Great Victory for Our Soldiers, 1894 by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Item Number: 875208

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 875208
 
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Surrender of the Castle at Pyongyang, a Great Victory for Our Soldiers, 1894 by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Original Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print
Surrender of the Castle at Pyongyang, a Great Victory for Our Soldiers, 1894

Senso-e - Senso-e are prints depicting wars, most often the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 - 1895 and the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 - 1905. Primarily triptychs, these images filled the journalistic need for illustrations of current activities on the battle front, but also acted as propaganda, encouraging support for the wars and fostering patriotism. These prints emphasized the bravery and success of the army and navy, using dramatic designs and bold compositions, with customers eagerly purchasing the latest prints. Some famous Meiji era artists did senso-e, including Kiyochika, Chikanobu, and Gekko. By the time the Russo-Japanese War came around, woodblock prints had fallen out of favor due to competition with photography and lithography, so fewer designs exist from this time period as compared to the Sino-Japanese War.

Comments - Special detail Note the two reporters at lower right.

Artist - Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)
Image Size - 14" x 27 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight separation at end of fold between panels, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Good overall.


Surrender of the Castle at Pyongyang, a Great Victory for Our Soldiers, 1894 by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Surrender of the Castle at Pyongyang, a Great Victory for Our Soldiers, 1894 by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

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