Senso-e - Senso-e are prints depicting wars, most often the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 - 1895 and the Russo-Japanese War in 1904 - 1905. Primarily triptychs, these images filled the journalistic need for illustrations of current activities on the battle front, but also acted as propaganda, encouraging support for the wars and fostering patriotism. These prints emphasized the bravery and success of the army and navy, using dramatic designs and bold compositions, with customers eagerly purchasing the latest prints. Some famous Meiji era artists did senso-e, including Kiyochika, Chikanobu, and Gekko. By the time the Russo-Japanese War came around, woodblock prints had fallen out of favor due to competition with photography and lithography, so fewer designs exist from this time period as compared to the Sino-Japanese War.
Meeting of the Hostile Commanders, 1905 - Interesting Japanese lithograph print of the meeting in a hospital of Japanese and Russian commanders at the end of the Russo-Japanese War. At left, the Russian Admiral Roshestvensky has a bandage around his head, and a nurse stands at his side. Admiral Togo is shown at right. Insets at top left and right depict warships. A great historic document.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - 13 1/8" x 18 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Tears at edges, some repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, a few spots. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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