MATERIAL: Hand-Written/Painted
TYPE: Scroll
DIMENSIONS: 11 X 130 inches (11 feet long)
COMPONENTS: 8 paintings
NOTES: Very rare. Perry Black Ship scrolls are very hard to find and this is a good one.
Language: Japanese
ITEM ID: 699

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Commodore Perry Scroll

Year: 1854
Decade: 1850s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

Scroll of Commodore Perry and the Black ships arriving in Japan, 1854. Scroll includes a highly detailed sketch of Perry’s flagship the Powhatan, the Port of Shimoda with the frigates and sloops of the Perry Expedition, sketches of the sailors and Perry, Uniforms and Weapons, the meeting between the Japanese and Americans, Perry arriving at Shimoda, etc.