American Steam Train in Motion, 1861

by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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American Steam Train in Motion, 1861 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
American Steam Train in Motion, 1861

Comments - Terrific, rare depiction of an American steam ship in motion. Crowds of men and women are gathered in the foreground, the women wearing bonnets and dresses with full hoop skirts. The group includes several army or navy officers, dressed in black button-front jackets with fringed epaulets and helmets or top hats. Smoke billows from the stacks of the train, which more closely resembles a paddle wheel steamship. The U. S. flag and red title cartouche provide notes of color in the almost monochromatic night color scheme. Beautifully detailed with extensive burnishing in the black jackets and the woman's black skirt. Yoshikazu likely based his design on illustrations in foreign newspapers. An incredible Yokohama-e design we've only seen in museum collections before. Don't miss this opportunity to add a special piece to your collection.

Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good color and excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. A few small holes, repaired. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

American Steam Train in Motion, 1861 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
American Steam Train in Motion, 1861 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)