Onoguchi Tokuji during the Siege of Jinzhou Fortress

Mizuno Toshikata Japanese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 231

This print celebrates Onoguchi Tokuji, the combat engineer who placed the explosives that destroyed two gates at Jinzhou Fortress, near Dalian in northeastern China. A cartouche at upper left describes the scene in both Japanese and English. A follower of the acclaimed print designer Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Mizuno Toshikata created illustrations for newspapers, specializing in images of war.

Onoguchi Tokuji during the Siege of Jinzhou Fortress, Mizuno Toshikata (Japanese, 1866–1908), Triptych of woodblock prints (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, Japan

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