Yoshimori: Foreign woman in Yokohama
Artist: Utagawa Yoshimori
Title: Foreign woman in Yokohama
Series: “Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô” (Shoga gojûsan eki).
“Kanagawa in Musashi Province: Distant View of Yokohama” (Bushû Kanagawa, Yokohama enbô). Station Kanagawa lay directly across the bay from Yokohama, where the foreigners lived in the early Meiji Period. Yoshimori has most likely used a western engraving as a model for this western woman, who is posed almost like a madonna but looking slightly askance. Behind her we see the ships in the bay. From the series “Calligraphy and Pictures for the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô” (Shoga gojûsan eki).
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Otaya Takichi
Literature: Shown in Ann Yonemura’s book “Yokohama: Prints from nineteenth Century Japan”, cat. 45, page 125. See online example at the MFA.
Signature: Zen Yoshimori Kosai shasei