BG-09513

To-Ri-Ga-Sa-Ki, Yedo Bay - Heine (1856)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor defects from handling, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1856
  • Overall size: 28 x 21 cm.
  • Image size: 23 x 15 cm.
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Description: Antique print Japan titled 'To-Ri-Ga-Sa-Ki, Yedo Bay'. This print depicts a view of Edo Bay, Tokyo. 'Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan .. Under the command of Commodore M. C. Perry, United States Navy ..', by Francis L. Hawks, published in Washington by A. Nicholson, 1856.

Artists and Engravers: Dr. Francis Lister Hawks (1798 - 1866) was an American priest of the Episcopal Church, and a politician in North Carolina. Lithographers: Sarony after W. Heine. Napoleon Sarony: born of English parents in Quebec City, Napoleon Sarony learned lithography from his father and emigrated to New York in 1836. There, he worked as an apprentice for several lithographers, including Nathaniel Currier. In 1846 Sarony opened a lithographic business in partnership with Henry Major. The company went through a number of alterations in names and partnerships. Until 1853, it was called 'Sarony and Major'. From 1853 to 1857 it was'Sarony & Company'. From 1857 to 1864, the company name was expanded to, 'Sarony, Major & Knapp'. Later, the company would assume the title of the 'American Lithographic Company', and became the largest such business in North America. This plate by P. S. Duval after Heine and J. Queen.