Toshihide Migita

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Toshihide Migita (右田年英 Migita Toshihide?, 1862 - 1925), also known as Oju Toshihide or Toshihide was a Japanese artist, creating work in traditional ukiyo-e prints and painting in the Western syle.[1]

Migata was apprenticed to Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. He also studied with Kinisawa Shimburō (1847–1877), who was an artist who had trained in Britain.[1]

“Illustration of Chinese Generals from Pyongyang Captured Alive” by Migita Toshihide, October 1894. Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Japanese destroyers attacking enemy ships at Port Arthur — ukiyo-e woodblock print by Migita Toshihide, March 1904.

Starting in 1877, his work was published in newspapers and magazines. His portraits of Kabuki actors were well known.[1]

His war prints (戦争絵 sensō-e?), in triptych format are considered to be important historical documents. This work documents Japan's participation in the First Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric et al. (2005). "Migita Toshihide" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 628.

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