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Lovers Listening to the Cock Announce Daybreak-#11 Ru
  • Katsukawa Shunshō
    1726–1792
    active: Japan
  • Lovers Listening to the Cock Announce Daybreak-#11 Ru, 1772–1773, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Fūryū nishiki-e Ise monogatari (Elegant Brocade Prints for the Tale of Ise)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 223.9 x 163.5 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 13/16 x 6 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0027
Description
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Lovers part as the cock announces the breaking of daylight. She holds on to hem of his coat to detain him. He holds his officials 'stick'. Cock sits at edge of rooftop, bottom left quadrant. Center left, folding screen with mountain and trees. Bottom right, lamp with flickering flame.