Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Dutch with an Elephant as a Gift for the Shogun
Nagasaki and Yokohama Prints - This unusual design is from an intriguing group of reprints depicting foreigners in Japan. Some of the designs illustrate the early Dutch and Chinese traders in Nagasaki beginning in the early 17th century. Other prints show Americans and other traders at Yokoyama in the mid-nineteenth century after Japan was opened to trade with the West. We've never seen this series before. An interesting historical record of foreigners in Japan.
Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned) Image Size - 7 1/2" x 12 1/2" Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Faint diagonal fold. Please see photos for details. Good overall.