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Painting, fragment of handscroll. The first Dutch ship to arrive at Nagasaki in 1818. Ink and colour on silk. Signed and sealed.
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- Curator's comments
A school of painters in Nagasaki specialised in depictions of the exotic foreigners to be encountered there, Dutch and Chinese, and their customs, done in a somewhat Western-influenced style. The intended market for these was both the foreign visitors themselves and curious Japanese in other cities. The inscription gives the specifications of the Mother Maria' which has come from Batavia (Java) in 1818. (Label copy, TTC 2001)
'2751-2761 By Yūsai + Yūshi. see overleaf.' 'dated 1837' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001, 30 Jan-8 Apr, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Arts of Japan: Recently repaired paintings, Ukiyo-e IV'
2006 Oct 13-2007 Feb 11 & 2007 Oct 10-2008 Feb 17, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2010 Jun-Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’
2013-2014, Oct-Apr BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’
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- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
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Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.2799 (Japanese Painting Number)