Dec 17, 2019 - Sale 2527

Sale 2527 - Lot 405

Price Realized: $ 1,375
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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(JAPAN -- PERRY.) A sushi banquet for Commodore Perry & his officers. Ink and gouache on three sheets of thin paper joined. 14 1/2x28 inches overall; possibly part of a larger work; small points of worm track. Japan, [1854]

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Scarce contemporary painting of the reception held for Commodore Perry and his officers on February 10th, 1854 shortly before the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa on March 31st. Many among the legion of Americans do not hide their apprehensiveness to attempt the fine-looking raw fish presentations before them.