Dramatic illustration from the Sino-Japanese War of Japanese troops landing at Pyongyang, clambering over the rocky coast to attack the Chinese. At the peak of the cliff, a Japanese officer poses with one foot atop a large cannon, raising his sword and holding the national flag. A row of soldiers fires down into the Chinese, who fire back at them amidst clouds of smoke, with a shell bursting at right.
Fierce Battle at the sea shore of Pyongyang.
A striking composition with fine handling in the sunlight just beginning to spread across the horizon at left beneath the dark sky.
References : Illustrated in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter, page 52.