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View of the Russian War, Capture of Chengchou Castle
  • Toyohara Chikanobu
    born: Takada, Echigo province (present-day Niigata prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • View of the Russian War, Capture of Chengchou Castle, 1904, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 362 x 708 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/4 x 27 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Museum purchase: Patrons and Benefactors Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0006
Label Text

Left panel: Group of soldiers walking towards the right side. Each soldier is wearing a black hat with a red band and is holding a gun. One of the soldiers is carryng a flag with a red circle in the middle and red rays (identified as the Japanese flag). In the lower right corner there is a portion of a horse's legs. There is a cloud of smoke in the background.
Center panel: In the center of the image is a soldier on a horse. The soldier is holding a sword in his proper right hand. He is looking behind him at the soldiers that were in the left panel.
Right panel: There is a large cloud of smoke with bearded figures popping out of the top and bottom. One of the figures in the scene is holding a blue flag (identified as the Russian flag).