|Artist||Watanabe Nobukazu (1874-1944)|
|Dimensions||Vertical ôban triptych (~15.6 x 10.7 each sheet)|
Signature: Yôsai Nobukazu hitsu
A battle scene depicting the Japanese victory at Port Arthur with General Joji and his two sons standing on the right, soldier attacking the Chinese on the left and ships in the background.
Nobukazu was a Tokyo print designer and painter. Although his original name was Shimada Jiro, as an artist he is known by two first names; Watanabe, and Yōsai . He was considered the best student of Yōshū Chikanobu (1838-1912). Nobukazu worked in a variety of genres, but is perhaps best known for his Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese War prints (senso-e). During the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), Nobukazu did a considerable number of outstanding triptychs and made his reputation designing battle scenes on land and sea. He also produced lithographs.
Condition: Light creasing to sheets