America (Amerika), from the series Pictures of People from Foreign Lands (Gaikoku jinbutsu zuga)

「外国人物図画 亜墨利加(アメリカ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active about 1836–1887), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sharf, The Foreign Residents of Yokohama (1999)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.3 cm (14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.542

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshitora ga
芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 12 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申十二改
彫師:なし

Provenance

Purchased in London between 1985 and 1999 by Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf from the Japanese Gallery, Kensington Church Street; 2005, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: October 26, 2005)

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection