For your consideration, a woodcut print by Utagawa Yoshikazu (1797 - 1868) showing a cutaway view of an American steamship with group of passengers inspecting ships workings below deck, and activities on deck. This circa 1861 woodblock-printed ink and color on paper work is of the Late Edo period, circa 1861 (Edo period, 1615-1868). In good vintage condition with no tears; some minor foxing and superficial creases. The print measures 37.2cm x 25.6cm and is in a vintage linen matted 55cm x 43cm frame. Examples of the same work from the same edition are represented in the Library of Congress, and as well as in the collections of other institutions.
• Title: Amerikakoku jōkisenchū no zu
• Title Translation: Interior of an American steamship.
• Creator: Utagawa, Yoshikazu, active 1848-1863, artist
• Date Created/Published: Japan : Marujin (Maruya Jinpachi), 1861.
Medium: print on hōsho paper ,woodcut, color 37.2 x 25.6
Polychrome Woodblock Print “Interior of an American Steamship” by Utagawa Yoshikazu, Circa 1861