Lot 13: Two Russo-Japanese War Triptych Prints by Kiyochicka Kobayashi (1847-1915)
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
includes one triptych dated Meiji 37 (1904) March 15, publisher is Matsuki Heikichi, oban woodblock prints, colors and ink on paper, depicting a wounded Japanese officer during the battle of Port Arthur, and a triptych dated Meiji 37 (1904) May, publisher is Matsuki Heikichi, depicting the Japanese scaling the Russian's defensive wall, presented loose with full margins.
14.75 x 9.75 in. (each sheet)
Kiyochika Kobayashi is recognized as the favorite print artist depicting the Sino and the Russo-Japanese wars for his skill at depicting light and atmosphere that brought the battles to life.
Condition Report: Excellent condition; very slight creases to edges of margin.