The Black Ship Scroll.

The Black Ship Scroll is a 30-foot long scroll painted in Japan to mark the opening of Japan by Commodore Matthew Perry [wiki]

The picture on the right is the "true portrait of Perry ...envoy of the Republic of North America. The Commodore's ferocious visage is mitigated by a sentimental poem ... In contrast to the otherwise symphatetic portrayals of foreigners. Perry appears as a western stereotype: the "hairy barbarian" ... even demonic.

The picture on the left is "true portrait of Adams ... second-in-command from the Republic of North America, echoes the companion image of Perry in a long-nosed, demonic caricature.

Link


Newest 1
Newest 1 Comment

Commenting is closed.


Email This Post to a Friend
"The Black Ship Scroll."

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More