Court Interpreter Shin, Lew Chew
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This lithograph depicts the court interpreter, "Shin." Apparently Shin (called "Ichirazichi" in the Narrative), was the interpreter for the Regent during the dinner the Regent (or the person Perry thought was the Regent) hosted for Commodore Perry and his party. This lithograph is unusual in that it does not have attribution lettering. It does have a signature in the picture.
The titles/lettering read:
- No attribution lettering, signature in picture.
- Lith of PS Duval & Co, Phila
- COURT INTERPRETER SHIN Lew Chew
Left edge (binding edge) is ragged and paper adheres as far as 15cm into the left (binding side) margin.
Paper thickness is 8mm.
Page Size (cm): 29x22.8cm
Image Size (cm): Width-16.2, Height-22.8, Oval
Attribution: This lithograph has been positively confirmed to be from the Beverley Tucker, Senate Printing (1856), of the Narrative.
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