The lithograph from 1904 shows in the centre of the picture a double portrait of two Russian military officers, Vice-Admiral Skrydlova and General Alexei Nikolaevich Kuropatkin. The portrait is framed by depictions illustrating events of the war. At the top of the image is the title: "Russia's War with Japan in 1904", followed at the bottom by the words: "By Sea and Land". The Russian-Japanese War on 8th February 1904 was triggered by the dispute over territories in Manchuria and Korea. The conflict ended on 5th September 1905 with Russia's defeat.
Double Portrait of Fleet Commander Vice Admiral N. Skrydlova and Commander of the Army Adjutant General A.I. Kuropatkin with Episodes of the Russian-Japanese War in the Background, lithography, 1904, artist unknown; source: The image is used from www.hermitagemuseum.org, courtesy of The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/05.+books%2c+printed+graphics/2668466.