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Chinese War Scene, Sino-Russian Battle at Niuzhuang, 1900
  • China
  • Chinese War Scene, Sino-Russian Battle at Niuzhuang, 1900, late 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • 13 Chinese War Scenes
  • Where object was made: China
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Wu Ying
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0062.f
Label Text

Scene depicting a battle between soldiers in red on the left side and soldiers in blue on the right side. There is a brick wall on the left sid and there are soldiers falling off the top. There is a horizontal row of soldiers near the top that are holding flags.
Depicted here are scenes of Chinese troops attacking Russians. In the foreground is a dynamically arranged unit of Chinese soldiers and cavalry charging the Russians. The walled city occupied by the Russians is shown exploding and bursting into flames; soldiers' bodies are propelled over the walls while others try to escape through a gate. In the middle of the print a line of troops bearing various Chinese flags force Russians to retreat up a slope behind the city.