'Priest's house, Hirado' [Japan]

No. 27 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, as title, with the date '10/68'. A view on Hirado island, along the flank of a Japanese house on the right, towards another which has the screen doors to its verandah open showing the simple interior. A figure in red appears to be sitting on the tatami-matted floor inside, where dividing screens have paper window sections to let in light, which falls from the right, casting the shadow of the house on the right across the front of the priest's. This has is a bench or table outside between two small trees on the left and there is a pool in the foreground. Further trees close the view behind.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2077
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: Oct 1868
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 172 x 231 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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