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Americans, 1861 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Item Number: 893924

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Edo Era, 1603 - 1868
Item Number: 893924
 
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Americans, 1861 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Original Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Americans, 1861

Yokohama-e - Yokohama-e are prints depicting foreigners in Yokohama after Japan was opened to trade with the West the 1850s. Previously, Japan had been closed to international trade with only a few strict exceptions, leading to curiosity among the Japanese about the new foreign arrivals and their strange clothing and customs. Many Yokohama-e designs featured people from the "Five Nations," the five countries that signed trade treaties with Japan in 1858: America, England, the Netherlands, Russia, and France. Others were fanciful depictions of foreign cities, often based on Western illustrations rather than direct observation. These prints proved popular, with hundreds of Yokohama-e published between 1859 and about 1880. These wonderful images provide a great look at this historic time period, using the traditional art form of Japanese woodblock prints to record a new subject.

Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Remnants of paper hinge mounts on reverse at top corners. Some surface loss, repaired. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.


Americans, 1861 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

Americans, 1861 by Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)

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