Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Yoshitoshi, Pirate Chief, 1869

Yoshitoshi, Pirate Cjief, 1869

A pirate chief called Gonzo stands on his ship under the moon, holding a Western revolver. When this print was made, Japan was in the process of opening its doors to the West after two centuries of self-imposed isolation, and foreign items had an exotic fascination. --- Image by © Asian Art & Archaeology, Inc./CORBIS.

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