Arrival of Commodore Perry and His Black Ships in Japan, 1889

by Meiji era artist (not read)

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Arrival of Commodore Perry and His Black Ships in Japan, 1889 by Meiji era artist (not read)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Arrival of Commodore Perry and His Black Ships in Japan, 1889

Comments - Terrific depiction of the arrival of U. S. ships during Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan. A huge black ship waits in the harbor of Edo Bay, flying the United States flag, as a few boats row out to meet it. The shoreline is bustling with activity as samurai keep a close watch on the foreigners and laborers wheel cannons into place and stack bails of straw along the embankment. Two men carry a sack filled with cannonballs hanging from a pole resting between their shoulders. A fantastic image of this historic event, with lively color and wonderful detail. Includes burnishing on the black robes and hats.

Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 1/8"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Horizontal and vertical lines where backing papers meet. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Arrival of Commodore Perry and His Black Ships in Japan, 1889 by Meiji era artist (not read)
Arrival of Commodore Perry and His Black Ships in Japan, 1889 by Meiji era artist (not read)

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