Long Live Japan: 100 Victories, 100 Laughs - Sino-Japanese War, Defeated General, 1894
Ink and colors on paper
13 11/16 x 9 5/16 in. (35 x 24 cm)
The title is a pun connected with "One Hundred Battles, One Hundred Victories." Kobayashi studied Western newspaper caricatures, especially the ones by London journalist Charles Wirgman (1832-91). He applied the new humorous looks to the SIno-Japanese and Russo-Japanese war print series, which became very popular.
See 2008.1.38, 2008.1.39, 2008.1.40, 2008.1.85, 2018.1.60
The work is signed by the artist and it bears artist's seal.
A very slim Asian man with a mustache and thin beard, clothed in a green robe that is slipping off his shoulders, peers at what may be a framed mirror held by a small man who kneels before him. In the background, a battle rages on.
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