Adachi Ginko

active ca. 1870-1908

Fierce Battle at the Jinzhou Fortress
(Kinshujo gekisen)

signed Ginko with artist's seal Ikko Mucho, publisher's cartouche of Fukuda Kumajiro with date, Meiji nijuhachinen, - gatsu, - ka (Meiji 28 [1895], - month, - day)

oban tate-e triptych 14 3/4 by 29 3/4 in., 37.6 by 75.5 cm

The Jinzhou fortress town was an important stronghold for the Chinese in their defense of Port Arthur. The fortress was heavily armed and enclosed with thirty-foot walls, with a massive fifty foot high iron-clad gate on the northern side. On November 6, 1894 at 9:00 am, the Japanese unleashed a barrage from thirty-six cannons on the town, while the Chinese responded with a battery from Krupp guns. After nearly an hour, the brutal exchange was halted by the successful bombing of the gate by the young army engineer, Private First Class Onoguchi Tokuji.

New York Public Library, object no. 101967.a-c
(inv. no. C-3049)

price: $750


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