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Utagawa Yoshikazu (act. 1850s-70s)
Utagawa Yoshikazu (act. 1850s-70s)

Amerikakoku jokisha orai (The transit of an American steam locomotive), 1861

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Utagawa Yoshikazu (act. 1850s-70s)
Amerikakoku jokisha orai (The transit of an American steam locomotive), 1861
Triptych, signed Issen Yoshikazu ga and published by Maruya Jimpachi--good impressions and color, lightly soiled, some worming
oban tate-e: 36.9 x 25.5cm. each approx. (3)

Lot Essay

For another example and an explanation of the curious iconography (part locomotive, part steamship) see Ann Yonemura, Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth-Century Japan, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1990), pl. 66.
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