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1872 Wood Engraving Art Iwakura Tomomi Japanese Diplomat Meiji Period YTG3

1872 Wood Engraving Art Iwakura Tomomi Japanese Diplomat Meiji Period YTG3

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"His Excellency Iwakura, the Japanese Ambassdor, and the Ladies of the Japanese Embassy"

This is an original 1872 black and white in-text wood engraving of a portrait of Japanese statesman Iwakura Tomomi with the ladies of the Japanese Embassy during the Victorian era.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13 x 10 inches; 33 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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Keywords specific to this image: Japan, Asia, Oriental