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Roko Japanese Woodblock Print - Commodore Perry SOLD

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1940: Item # 1201727

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Portrait of Perry, a North American
An 1854 Japanese woodblock print depicting Commodore Matthew Perry.
Artist: Roko.
Size: Oban. Approximately 14.75 x 10.5 inches.
Provenance: The date of printing this particular edition is not known.
This print was purchased in the shop of woodblock publisher Watanabe Shozaburo in 1937.
Condition: Pristine. Stored in a tea chest for 70 years.
For a fascinating discussion of this and other Perry portraits, see MIT's webpage. "MIT Visualizing Cultures. Black Ships and Samurai. Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (1853-54). Perry."