(Wo-ro-sh-ya jin no zu)
the title at upper right, Wo-ro-shi-ya jin no zu (Picture of a Russian) with publisher's seal Nagasaki, Yamatoya (Yamatoya Yoshibei of Bunsaido in Nagasaki), ca. 1854
17 1/2 by 6 1/4 in., 44.5 by 16 cm
The subject of this print is most-likely Euphimy Vasil'evich Putiatinn (1803-1883), a Russian Vice-Admiral who led the diplomatic effort to open trade between Russian and Japan. Putiatin arrived in Nagasaki in August 1853, just one month after Commodore Perry's first visit on behalf of the United States. He returned to Japan in October 1854 and concluded the negotiations in January of the following year. Putiatin signed the Treaty of Shimoda (formerly Treaty of Commerce and Navigation Between Japan and Russia) on behalf of Russia in the city of Shimoda on January 26, 1855.
The Fascinating World of the Japanese Artist, Society for Japanese Arts and Crafts, 1971, p. 30
Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays by appointment only
Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit between 11am and 4pm for no more than two individuals at a time.
In order to adhere to New York State guidelines visitors are asked to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
site last updated
July 10, 2020
Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475
Join our mailing list...