Newly Imported Great Elephant (Shinto hakurai no daizō)

Ichiryūsai Yoshitoyo Japanese

Not on view

The excitement generated by the public display of exotic foreign animals such as tigers, camels, and elephants was captured by artists in the port cities of Nagasaki and Yokohama.

Newly Imported Great Elephant (Shinto hakurai no daizō), Ichiryūsai Yoshitoyo (Japanese, 1830–1866), Diptych of woodblock prints (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper; vertical ōban, Japan

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.