Great Elephant Recently Imported from Overseas (Shin tohakurai no dai zô)

「新渡舶来之大象」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitoyo (Japanese, 1830–1866)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; H. 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5011.53a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Mounted in an album of 55 prints with the hand-written title “The Road to the Capital, Spring 1863” (Bunkyû san haru no miyako michi).

Signed

Ichiryûsai Yoshitoyo ga (on each sheet)

一龍斎芳豊画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:寅二改
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified