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Utagawa Yoshikazu, Japanese
Russian Couple, 1861
Ink and colors on paper
6 5/16 x 4 5/16 in. (16 x 11 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2017.1.50


Commentary
A Russian army officer and his wife are depicted here. Althought restricted to small areas in Nagasaki and Yokohama, more foreigners visited Japan at this time, bringing some glimpses of the world developing outside of Japan.

Marks
Signed: "Yoshiharu"

Medium
Oban tat-e color woodblock print.

Object Description
A vertical Yokohama-e depicting a Chinese couple holding parasols. Caption in the upper left reads "Qing China, Nanjing".

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