[James Watt, inventor of the steam engine]  family photo
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[James Watt, inventor of the steam engine]

[James Watt, inventor of the steam engine]
1 print on hōsho paper : woodcut, color ; 33.5 x 23.2 cm. (block), 36 x 25.2 cm. (sheet)
Japanese print shows Watt collecting steam from a boiling kettle while his aunt rebukes him for his nonsense.
  • Title devised by Library staff.
  • Extensive, unidentified Japanese writing on backing sheet of paper. Annotation written in pencil on mount: James Watt 1736-1819. Typescript caption on mount: James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, collects steam from a boiling kettle while his aunt rebukes him for his nonsense.
  • Annotations, stamps, etc. on verso of print: 186; 47623a (white label); 42; LC2585.
  • Yokohama : prints from nineteenth-century Japan / Ann Yonemura. Washington, D.C. : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1990, no. 73 (p. 171)
  • Earlier control number: 236.3-34.
  • Gift; Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne; 1930; (DLC/PP-1930:47623a).
  • Forms part of: Chadbourne collection of Japanese prints (Library of Congress).
  • Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915
  • Watt, James,--1736-1819.
  • Inventors--1850-1900.
  • Steam--1850-1900.
  • Woodcuts--Japanese--Color--1850-1900.
Chadbourne collection of Japanese prints (Library of Congress)
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