Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Card

Merchant Ship of the Dutch East India Company, 1782

Nagasaki School, published by Toshimaya

Hand coloured woodblock print. 65 x 58 cm

Found this card yesterday and snapped it up - how could I not?
It's amazing to see a Japanese artwork, depicting the Dutch Flag so heavily.

The Dutch East India Company was established in 1602, to carry out colonial activities in Asia. (wiki)

1 comment:

The Pos said...

What an fantastic inspiring piece of artwork this is. Lovely!