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.


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