James Watt (1736–1819), the Inventor of the Steam Engine, from an untitled series of Lives of Great People of the West

「英国(いぎりす)の瓦徳(うあっと)は蒸気機器を造 出さんとて土瓶の口より出る湯気 の水に成たるを匕にて一滴つゝ計り 居たりしを叔母其無益の事に時  を費すを嘖りしか遂に機関を発明し数多の功をあらはせり」

Japanese
Meiji era
1870s–1890s
Artist Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 25.5 cm (13 7/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.306

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection