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Picture of Dutch Women Raising a Wineglass and Caring for a Child

Picture of Dutch Women Raising a Wineglass and Caring for a Child

"Picture of Dutch Women Raising a Wineglass and Caring for a Child" from Life Drawings of People of Foreign Nations, by Sadahide (Japanese, approx. 1807-1978), 1861. Ink and colors on paper. Gift of Mr. Richard Gump, B81D15.

Five countries—England, France, The Netherlands, Russia, the United States—signed similar trade agreements with Japan between 1854 and 1858, at the dawn of its international era. People from these countries came to Yokohama looking for business opportunities.

For his depiction of this lovely Dutch woman and child, the artist paid much attention to the details of dress and hairstyle. Sadahide is said to have moved to Yokohama in order to observe the foreigners at firsthand.