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A fine dai oban ( 17.25 x 12.5 in ) print showing a Russian ship in Nagasaki harbour. The Dutch title: Vreemde Groote Schip, “A Large Foreign Ship” top right. An envoy is being rowed ashore in a dinghy accompanied by musicians. The first Russian envoy to Japan, Rezanov, visited in the Nadezhda in 1804. He was imprisoned for several months and asked not to return. Interestingly, two blocks were used to make this print and the join shows on all impressions running up the centre of the boat. One of the best Nagasaki prints and rare.

Very good impression. Fine colour and exceptional condition for such a print.

Status: Sold

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