2442: Two Sino-Japanese War Woodblock Triptychs
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Lot 2442 Details
(lot of 2) Unframed Japanese Sino-Japanese War Woodblock Triptychs: first by Ogata Gekko (1859-1920), entitled 'Hoojo no shoshi funto no zu (Picture of the Hard Fight at Feng-huang-cheng)', signed Gekko, sealed Kagyoro, publisher notation of Matsuno Yonejiro [ref: Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War, pl. 68 and Impressions, p.30, fig. 38], 13.75'' x 27.25''; second by Koshu/Koto (student of Gekko), entitled 'Captain Higuchi, a fierce warrior, ready to lay down his life for mercy's sake, at Fort Motien-lin (Mosho sei o nageutte Higuchi Taii Matenryo o jin'ai o sutezu)', dated Meiji 28 (=1895, April), publisher notation of Hasegawa Sumi, Asakusa-ku [ref: Chaikin, The Sino-Japanese War, pl. 55], 13.75'' x 27''
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