Russian Horseman, 1860

by Yoshitomi (active circa 1848 - 1880)

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Russian Horseman, 1860 by Yoshitomi (active circa 1848 - 1880)

Original Yoshitomi (active circa 1848 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
Russian Horseman, 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.

Artist - Yoshitomi (active circa 1848 - 1880)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" + top margin as shown

Condition - Good detail. A few small repairs and creases.

Russian Horseman, 1860 by Yoshitomi (active circa 1848 - 1880)
Russian Horseman, 1860 by Yoshitomi (active circa 1848 - 1880)