'At Yokohama' [Japan]

No. 42 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, as title, with the date '1/70'. It shows a street scene of wooden houses amid spindly trees, above which the cone of Mount Fuji is visible to the west. The artist has placed himself in the middle of the road, with wheel ruts converging away from him and under a symbolic torii gate: this may suggest the large building rear left is a temple. A fish seller carrying his wares in layered baskets slung on a shoulder-pole has stopped in the left foreground, where a Japanese man with a long pigtail and blue official uniform (possibly Chinese rather than Japanese) has stopped to inspect his wares or buy from him. A woman and small boy advance on the right beside a house with blue and white lanterns hanging under the eaves. PAJ2059 and PAJ2089 are also of Yokohama.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2092
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Places: Yokohama
Date made: Jan 1870
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 123 x 175 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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