Nagasaki Harbour, Kawahara Keiga, c. 1800 - c. 1850

Nagasaki Harbour, Kawahara Keiga, c. 1800 - c. 1850

silk, l 75.5cm × w 48.6cm. More details

This silk painting gives a bird’s-eye view of Nagasaki Harbour. Dutch and Chinese ships lie at anchor and small fishing boats bob in the foreground. On the left is the crescent-shaped island of Deshima. From this small island, the Dutch were the only Westerners to trade with Japan from 1641 to 1859. The densely built-up Dutch trading post proudly flies the national flag. The Chinese trading post was founded on the rectangular island at the far left.

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