No date. (circa1850s). Stock ID #161643
Black and white woodblock portrait, 31.7 x 24cm. Some worming, two small brown spots otherwise good. This kawaraban, dating probably from the 1850s, depicts a figure who resembles other portraits of members of Perry's mission to Japan. The term used to describe his position is the Japanese equivalent of "Imperial Commissioner" - an expression originally used to designate emissaries from the Chinese imperial court, but also applied to senior members of the Perry mission. The name "Kihadansu Anan" does not correspond to the name of any members of the mission, but may be an misreading of the name of Commander Henry A. Adams or Lieutenant Joseph H. Adams. The text tells us that in response to his king's order he landed in Yokohama with an application to trade. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 161643).
Price: $900.00 AU