An antique Japanese print illustrating Japanese Naval officers discussing the battle strategy for the invasion of China during The First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) by ukiyo-e artist, Mizuno Toshikata.
Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908) is a Japanese artist in the Meiji period, known for his contribution as a ukiyo-e artist and publisher. He worked for various publishers, completing kuchi-e for popular authors. Toshikata was greatly inspired by his teacher and echoed Yoshitoshi’s series Thirty-two Aspect of Women with his own series, Thirty Six Beauties, in 1891. In 1898, he designed two fashion-focused series titled Brocade Prints of the Capital for the department store Mitsui (later known as Mitsukoshi). As a painter, his professional associations in the Japan Painting Association, Japan Painting Society, and Japan Youth Painters; Association and exhibitions successes supported the role ukiyo-e painters at a time when the ukiyo-e style was largely undervalued.
Fair condition, age-toning, few torn on the side and above
Measures: 720 mm x 380 mm
Purchase code: BG-13255-3