Dutch Woman and Child, 1860

by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

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Dutch Woman and Child, 1860 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

Original Sadahide (1807 - 1873) Japanese Woodblock Print
Dutch Woman and Child, 1860

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.

Comments - Attractive portrait of an elegantly dressed Dutch woman and two children. Lacy ruffles adorn the shoulders of her gown and the hem of her skirt, and she wears mitts as she holds a goblet. A young child perches on the shoulder of the older girl seated beside her, both of them wearing ornate bonnets. A charming Yokohama-e design, nicely detailed.

Artist - Sadahide (1807 - 1873)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2"

Condition - Nice detail. Vertical folds. A few small repairs.

Dutch Woman and Child, 1860 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)
Dutch Woman and Child, 1860 by Sadahide (1807 - 1873)