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(COMMERCE & EXPANSION.) Sarony, lithographers; after Heine. Passing the Rubicon . . . through a Fleet of Japanese Boats. . . July 11th, 1853. Hand-colored lithograph, 20 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches to sight plus caption; two long repaired tears and other wear in image area, possibly laid down on board, not examined out of frame. New York: E. Brown Jr., 1855
One from a series of 6 large prints produced after William Heine, the artist who accompanied Commodore Perry's expedition to open Japan to commerce--a turning point in American "gunboat diplomacy" and naval might.
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