Category: The Battle at Asan, Korea - The Seikan Campaign (Seonghwan)
Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0024
Title (Original): 大日本帝国万々歳成歓衝撃我軍大勝之図
Title : Dai Nihon Teikoku ban-banzai Seikan shōgeki waga gun taishō no zu
Translated Title : Long live the Great Japanese Empire! Our army's victorious attack on Seonghwan (British Library)
Recorded in the 1991 Worcester Art Museum publication “In Battles Light”, as Hurrah! Hurrah! For the Great Japanese Empire! Picture of the Assault on Songhwan, a Great Victory for Our Troops. (Dai Nihon teikoku banbanzai: Seikan shūgeki waga gun taishō no zu). Catalogue number 39, p.72.
Recorded in the 2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts publication “Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age”, as “Ban-Banzai for the Great Japanese Empire! Illustration of the Assault on Songhwan, a Great Victory for Our Troops.” Catalogue number 26, p.71.
Recorded in the Shinbaku Books 2014 publication “Massacres in Manchuria: Sino Japanese War Prints 1894-1895”, edited by Jack Hunter, as The assault on Songhwan, with reporters (including the Kyoto painter Kubota Beisen) taking notes, page 29.
Recorded in the 1983 Philadelphia Museum of Art publication “Impressions of the Front”, as Banzai! Banzai for the Great Japanese Empire! The Assault on Songhwan (Dai Nihon teikoku banbanzai: Seikan shūgeki waga gun taishōno zu). Catalogue number 4. p.20.
Recorded in the 1983 publication “The Sino-Japanese War by Nathan Chaikïn”, as “Picture of the fierce attack and great victory of our Imperial armed forces, during the Song-hwan battle. Hurrah for the Empire!) (Dai Nihon teikoku ban-banzai: Seikan shōgeki waga gun taishō no zu). catalogue number: 20. p.67.
Recorded in The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints “Sino-Japanese War Prints (1894-1895)”, (IHL Cat. #81) as “Ban-Banzai for the Great Japanese Empire! Illustration of the Assault on Songhwan: A Great Victory for Our Troops.
Recorded in the 2008 paper Throwing Off Asia II: woodblock prints of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) by John W. Dower – Chapter Two, “Kiyochika’s War”.pp.2-1 and 2-6. as “Hurrah, Hurrah for the Great Japanese Empire ! Picture of the Assault on Songhwan, a Great Victory for Our Troops.”
Artist (Original)： 水野年方 (1866-1908)
Artist: Mizuno Toshikata
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal: Toshikata ; Osai shujin
Signature: Motome ni ojite (by request) Toshikata e ; Oju Toshikata e
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon. Nihonbashi-ku
Printer: Akiyama Buemon
Rinsha: Akiyama Buemon
Publication Date： Meiji 27 (August 1894)
Acquisition Date: 18 September 2015
Country of origin： Japan
Size : Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm
Condition: Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels, backed with old paper. A few spots.