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RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR. - The Sinking of the Rurik, Russian cruiser, under heavy attacking by Our 2nd squadron off Ulsan, 14th August, 1904.

Tokyo, September 1904. Colour lithograph 40x56cm. Some creases and a couple of marginal tears repaired. ¶ A vivid and satisfying print that carries the great Japanese tradition of exploding ship woodcuts into lithography, pretty much the last gasp of the senso-e - war prints - as news and art for the population. The woodcuts produced during the Russo-Japanese war showed a dramatic decline both in number and quality compared with those of the Sino-Japanese war ten years earlier. Lithographs were often half hearted - photographs, drab and fuzzy as they were when printed, were taking over. Luckily we have here a publisher and artist still willing to sacrifice documentary veracity for the sake of art and excitement.
AUD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 96.25 US$ 109.22 | £UK 85.5 | JP¥ 12370] Book number 10172

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