Americans (Amerikajin), from the series Among the Five Nations (Gokakoku no uchi)

「五国之内亜墨利加人」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunihisa II (Japanese, 1832–1891), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Yonemura, Yokohama (1990), cat. no. 30 (earlier edition with yellow background)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.8 cm (14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.535

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunihisa ga, in toshidama cartouche
国久画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉十改
彫師:なし

Provenance

Purchased in London 1985–1990 from the Japanese Gallery, Kensington Church Street.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection