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French Girl Walking a Dog Accompanied by a Siamese Servant,   

a Yokohama print.

Artist: Utagawa (Gountei) Sadahide (1807–1879) 

Date: 11th month, 1860; Edo period 

Medium: Woodblock print; color and ink on paper 


Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 10 inches 


Condition: Fine color, impression, and condition. A rare first edition, thin mica ground . A small burnmark to the right of the censor seal, likely from a fallen cigerette ash.


Published in 1860, one year after the Tokugawa shogunate designated the relatively isolated fishing village of Yokohama, as one of the first ports open to foreign trade. The clothing worn by many of the westerners settling in Yokohama created quite the sensation to the Japanese public. The French women's patterned shawl and outfit was likely the main motivation behind Sadahide's publication of this print.  


For another impression see The Metropolitan Mesuem of Art, accession number; 2007.49.119.


Sadahide - French Girl Walking a Dog Accompanied by a Siamese Servant


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