Re: Help identifying this tryptich?


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.175.181) on November 01, 2022 at 12:07:19:

In Reply to: Help identifying this tryptich? posted by DavidK on November 01, 2022 at 02:49:05:

The signature here belongs to Utagawa Kunitora II 歌川国虎. I read the title as "Nisshin kaigun kaisen no zu" 日清海軍開戦之図 (perhaps something like "First Naval Engagement of the Sino-Japanese War"). The text next to the title is small and hard to make out, but it appears to me to begin with the date July 25 1894 明治廿七年七月廿五日, which was indeed the date of the first naval battle of that war, known in English as the Battle of Pungdo.

The publisher was Kodama Matashichi 児玉又七.

-A


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