American Woman (Amerika nyonin), from the series Foreigners Enjoying Themselves (Gaikokujin yûgyô no zu)

「外国人遊行之図 亜墨利加女人」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 1st 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; 36.8 x 25 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.543

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: Chicken 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉正改
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