Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Kitao Masanobu
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • #1, mid 1770s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • 耕作十二節 Kosaku junisetsu (12 Times of Cultivation)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 219 x 162 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 6 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0035

Woman at spinning loom, top left. A second woman with a pail of water stands looking at a frog in the river. A boy stands near her. Stylized clouds separate top cartouche with description of the scene. Number one from a set of rural occupations.