Yokohama Dontaku no Zu Woodblock printed triptych by Gountei Sadahide
[Japan] Wonderful, early woodblock printed triptych by the master artist, Utagawa Sadahide (1807-1878/9) who also used the names Gountei Sadahide and Hashimoto Gyokuransai. This print is titled, 'Yokohama Dontaku no Zu' and 'dontaku' actually comes from the Dutch word for Sunday, 'Zontag', so the title means something like, 'An Illustration of a Sunday in Yokohama'. There is a procession of various people from the five countries that had made treaties with Japan by that time, namely France, England, the USA, Russia and the Netherlands as indicated by the flags. The censor seal indicates this was published in February, 1861.
[Tokyo]. Yamaguchiya Tobei. 1861.
Each panel approx. 36.5 x 24.5cm.
In good condition to very good condition. Old stains in the upper part of each panel. Otherwise very good. Unbacked with nice bleedthrough. u35081458