Kita Amerika Jinbutsu Peruri Nozo (Portrait of Commodore Matthew C. Perry).
19th c Japanese Ukiyo-e Graphic Arts
EDO Anonymous (aka Tokugawa Anonymous)
(1600 - 1868)
Colored woodblock print
Salem, Massachusetts. Peabody Essex Museum.
Commodore Matthew Perry (1794-1858) led a successful expedition to open Japanese ports to American trade in 1853-1854. There are a number of surviving woodblock portraits of Perry's negotiating team.