by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
The Matsushima at the Battle of Yalu River - This 1896 series of prints depicts the severe damage suffered by the Japanese warship Matsushima and her crew at the Battle of Yalu River in 1894 during the Sino-Japanese War. Two large Chinese shells struck the ship, one exploding on the gun deck and starting a fire while the other passed completely through the hull without exploding. Many men were killed or burned, with the ship losing a total of 57 men and 54 wounded, accounting for more than half the Japanese casualties during the entire war. The ship was forced to withdraw from the battle, but later returned to action after repairs. Some of these images are gory and difficult to view, and attest to the carnage and suffering of the men involved. A graphic record of this tragic historical event.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 10 1/2" x 15 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical centerfold. Some prints have a few wormholes, repaired. Slight soiling and creasing. Some prints have slight rubbing or a few spots. Please see photos for details.
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