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- Previous Owner(s)
The Honorable and Mrs. William Leonhart
A Chinese merchant, one among a large community of men in Yokohama who worked as compradors and money changers, looks on from the right as Japanese and Western merchants struggle to conduct transactions. Sign language supplements their limited knowledge of each others' native languages. At left, in the back room, an international group of servants prepares food, including meat and fowl. Scholar Julia Meech has suggested that two triptychs, this image and Picture of a Mercantile Establishment in Yokohama (see S1991.152a-c) were designed to form a single composition with this triptych below the other.
- Published References
- Peter N. Stearns. World History in Brief: Major Patterns of Change and Continuity., 6th Edition. New York. cover.
- Ann Yonemura, Milo Cleveland Beach, with contributions by The Honorable and Mrs. William Leonhart. Yokohama: Prints From 19th Century Japan. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 14, pp. 86-87.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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- Google Cultural Institute
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