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The Imperial Guard Defeats the Enemy in Hard Fighting at Jilong on the Island of Taiwan

Toshihide MigitaMeiji Period, dated 1895

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

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  • Title: The Imperial Guard Defeats the Enemy in Hard Fighting at Jilong on the Island of Taiwan
  • Creator: Migita Toshihide
  • Date Created: Meiji Period, dated 1895
  • Location: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: w30 x h14.75 in
  • Label Text: The Conquest of Taiwan (Formosa), which was granted as a Japanese territory at the Treaty of Shimonoseki, was rushed, and The Japanese Imperial Guard, still in their winter uniforms, were quickly transported to Taiwan on May 29th. The Japanese met with fierce resistance throughout the island, but after five months the Republic of Formosa was conquered. Formosa remained a Japanese colony until 1945.
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection, Anonymous gift
  • Medium: Tryptich woodblock print, ink and colors on paper

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