'Japanese Junks'

No. 43 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, as title, with the date '1/70'. The view shows two single-masted Japanese sailing craft with patched square cotton or canvas sails, others beyond and a man in a small boat in the foreground. Colleagues in the Museum of Maritime Science, Tokyo, have kindly identified the two principal vessels as local traders of about 15-45 tons of the type called 'bezaisen'. The location represented (but possibly imagined) is off the south coast of Honshu with the cone of Mount Fuji in the background.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2093
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Date made: Jan 1870
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 138 x 210 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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