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Great Naval Battle, 1894 by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Item Number: 958464

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Meiji Era, 1868 - 1912
Item Number: 958464
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Great Naval Battle, 1894 by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Original Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print
Great Naval Battle, 1894

Senso-e Masterwork Exhibition - We are starting the year with a fantastic collection of Meiji senso-e prints. We’ve acquired an extensive collection with some of the most famous and sought after designs in the genre. We’ve selected a group of the best designs to kick off this auction exhibition. Don’t miss out!

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.

Artist - Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 26 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Please see photos for details.

Great Naval Battle, 1894 by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Great Naval Battle, 1894 by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

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