Masuda Fukutarō (増田福太郎), Meiji 28. 1895.
Lithograph with hand-color, 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches on sheet size 15 1/8 x 20 7/8 inches. Soiling to upper left margin, overall toning to sheet, soft creases to left margin and two soft vertical creases at centre; chips to lower left corner (outside image area); good, bright condition. A gruesome battle scene between Japanese and Chinese forces. Masuda Fukutarō (増田福太郎) is credited with producing printing & publishing the print in Kanda Nakamachi, Yonbanchi (Tokyo). The cartouche at upper right lists the names of the sixteen men. One of the many prints of the era which celebrated the selfless valor of the Japanese fighter, aimed at boosting the national spirit at home. Item #50016
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