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Setting Sail from a Port in California in America

Utagawa Sadahide, Japanese, c. 1807 - 1873. Published by Etsu Ka(?). Engraved by Asai Chōjirō (Asachō)(?).

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
1862

Medium:
Color woodcut triptych

Dimensions:
Ōban tate-e triptych (38--40): 13 3/4 x 28 1/8 inches (34.9 x 71.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1965-57-38--40

Credit Line:
Print Club of Philadelphia Permanent Collection, 1965

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Label:
An imaginary rather than topographical view of the California coast, this print indicates Japan's awareness of what was at the time America's westernmost state; the first Japanese embassy to the United States landed at San Francisco in March of 1860.