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Russo-Japanese War Woodblock Print Triptych Toshihide
item#: 1069814
price: SOLD
Russo-Japanese War triptych illustrating the surprise attack on Russia’s Far Eastern Fleet at Port Arthur that initiated the war. A large torpedo-boat is at the center. Two Russian ships at the upper left have been hit and are sinking. Three Japanese battleships are at the upper right. The title cartouche at the upper right describes the scene in both Japanese and English as “On the night of the 8th of February 1904, our brave fleet of torpedo-boats fired at the Russian squadron at Port Arthur and sank the enemy’s battleships. What a brilliant success!” The print is signed at the lower left Migita Toshihide (1863-1925) and dated 2nd month of Meiji 37 (1904). The assembled size is 27 3/4" x 13 7/8" (each panel measures about 13 7/8"V x 9 1/4"H). Very good overall condition with embossed highlights. The print is album backed, two of the panels are attached, and the panels are trimmed. This print is from a New Orleans collection.

Russo-Japanese War Woodblock Print Triptych Toshihide