The Great Victory of the Japanese Navy at Haiyangdao

Maker(s)
Artist: Nakamura Shuko
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, October 1894
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 36 x 72.2 cm (14 3/16 x 28 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1999.51a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
battle, boat, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), ocean, Sino-Japanese War, triptych, wave, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury

Label

This spectacular triptych depicts the major naval battle of the Yellow Sea, also known as the battle off Takushan or of Haiyangdao. A Japanese fleet of twelve warships confronted the Chinese Northern Fleet (Beiyang) of fourteen ships. The fierce battle resulted after only five hours in the loss of three Chinese vessels and damage to several more. Japanese rapid-firing artillery outfired the heavy artillery in which the Chinese fleet was superior. This print is a artistically brilliant rendering of the peak of that naval battle by the little-known artist Shuko.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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