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UTAGAWA SADAHIDE (1807-1873)
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UTAGAWA SADAHIDE (1807-1873)

Sailing from California Harbour, America (Amerikashu Kariforunia ko shuppan no zu)

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UTAGAWA SADAHIDE (1807-1873)
Sailing from California Harbour, America (Amerikashu Kariforunia ko shuppan no zu)
woodblock print, each sheet signed Gountei Sadahide ga, published by Etsuka, 1862
vertical oban triptych
14 x 28 3/8in. (35.6 x 72.1cm.) including frame
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Lot Essay

Sadahide evokes a splendidly dramatic view of Americans sending off trading ships from the jetties in San Francisco, where the Japanese embassy had landed in March 1860.
For another impression in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, go to: metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/55332

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