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

Sharf, The Foreign Residents of Yokohama (1999); 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