Mother and Child (Shimoda) (Type II)
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Mother and child.
Commodore Perry visited the newly opened port of Simoda on the 18th of April, 1854. He remained there until the 9th of May. This particular excursion resulted in a total of 15 lithographs, which is approximately 17% of all the lithographs in the Narrative. It appears that Commodore Perry was very much impressed with Simoda and found many aspects of it to represent typical facets of Japanese culture and life. These were recorded in paintings by Heine.
The Narrative described Simoda as a town of approximately 1,000 houses and 7,000 inhabitants located on a small island near the mouth Yedo Bay. While the town appeared to the expedition members to be impoverished and lacking significant trading facilities, they were impressed with its beauty and cleanliness.
The titles/lettering read:
- Dage by E Brown
- Ackerman Lith 379 Broadway N.Y.
- MOTHER AND CHILD (Shimoda)
Very light foxing in left margin. Wrinkle in top margin. Pin prick hole to the right of the bottom of the girl's right sleeve (from viewer's perspective). I find that these pin prick holes are not uncommon, even in the image area. I see them on lithographs in books and presume they were made as in the manufacture process.
Paper thickness is 9mm.
I have identified two types of images on this lithograph. I call this one Type II. To see the differences, click here.
Page Size (cm): 29x21.7cm
Image Size (cm): Width-23.1, Height-16.4 Dia 28.3
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