Chinese and Japanese Troops in a Great Battle at Gaiping, 1895

by Nakagawa (active circa 1895)

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Chinese and Japanese Troops in a Great Battle at Gaiping, 1895 by Nakagawa (active circa 1895)

Original Nakagawa (active circa 1895) Japanese Woodblock Print
Chinese and Japanese Troops in a Great Battle at Gaiping, 1895

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.

Artist - Nakagawa (active circa 1895)

Image Size - 14" x 27 5/8"

Condition - Nice color and detail. A couple creases.

Chinese and Japanese Troops in a Great Battle at Gaiping, 1895 by Nakagawa (active circa 1895)
Chinese and Japanese Troops in a Great Battle at Gaiping, 1895 by Nakagawa (active circa 1895)

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