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

Western traders at Yokohama transporting merchandise (Yokohama Koeki seiyojin nomotsu unso no zu)

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UTAGAWA SADAHIDE (1807-1873)
Western traders at Yokohama transporting merchandise (Yokohama Koeki seiyojin nomotsu unso no zu)
woodblock print, each sheet signed Gountei Sadahide ga, published by Yamaguchiya Tobei (Kinkodo), 1861
vertical oban pentaptych
13 7/8 x 46 ¾in. (35.3 x 118.8cm.) including frame
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An American ship in the foreground loads cargo from smaller boats. Women observe the busy scene through the glass windows of the nearby French ship. To the far right the lavish interior furnishings of a Russian ship are visible through its windows. In the distance we see a Dutch steamer and a British sailing ship. The same print is in the collection of The British Museum, museum no. 1981,0727,0.1.a-e.
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