Ministers of the Two Nations, Japan and China, Settle the Peace Agreement

Artist: Ogata Gekkō 尾形月耕 (1859-1920)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, May 28, 1895
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 36.3 x 71.5 cm (14 5/16 x 28 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
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Woodblock print

Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), minister, Sino-Japanese War, triptych, WWII-era 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


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

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury


Negotiations leading to the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki are portrayed in this triptych by Ogata Gekko, a leading artist and illustrator of the Meiji era (1868-1912). Here subordinate members of each delegation take notes as the principal negotiators face each other at the right. Li Hongzhang (1823-1901) leads the Chinese delegation, while Itoh Hirobumi leads the Japanese side, with its back to the folding screen.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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