French, 1860

by Yoshitora

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French, 1860 by Yoshitora

Original Yoshitora Japanese Woodblock Print
French, 1860

Series; Pictures of People from Foreign Lands

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

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 5/8"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. Small loss at edge, tiny losses at corners, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.

French, 1860 by Yoshitora
French, 1860 by Yoshitora

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