Brown, Pieter Irwin (1903 - ?), "Entrance View at American Embassy Building at Yokohama"
|Artist||Brown, Pieter Irwin|
|Title||Entrance View at American Embassy Building at Yokohama|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Size||11 -3/4 x 19 -1/4 "|
|Condition||Fine, with fresh colors.|
Notes: Signed in pencil by the artist. Artist's red seal. Embossed Adachi publisher seal in margin.
"Prints published by Adachi have the monogram PIB in a cartouche as well as a signature and an embossed seal of Adachi in the margin. Among the prints designed by Adachi, were two series of greeting cards as well as two versions of the U.S. consulate building in Yokohama. Prints of the consulate building were commissioned by Richard Boyce of the consulate to send out as 1939 Christmas remembrances." - Print of Contact - Western Artists; pg. 52
Provenance: From the estate of Meredith Weatherby (c. 1914 – June 27, 1997), who was a Texas-born American publisher who was the founder of Weatherhill Publications. He spent a large part of his life in Japan and is known in particular for his English translations of the literary works by Yukio Mishima. He was also a long-term patron and romantic partner of the photographer Tamotsu Yato.