Superb Woodblock Print of a Black Ship Large format and unbacked
[Japan] Iconic woodblock print of a foreign ship in Japanese waters. The artist has successfully made the vessel look as threatening as possible with scary figurehead at the bow and sinister eyes at the stern. A multitude of cannons with one firing on each side add to the overwhelming power of the ship that the print conveys. At the upper right we see some of the vessel's statistics such as her length, beam, number of masts and cannons. A very impressive woodblock print.
25.9 x 38cm.
In very good condition. Some general age wear and minor darkening at edges. A few tiny worm holes and marks but nothing serious. Some marks and old but small repairs on rear. Unbacked with nice bleedthrough. u35011322