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The Ide Tama River in Yamashiro Province
  • Kikugawa Eizan
    1787–1867
    active: Japan
  • The Ide Tama River in Yamashiro Province, circa 1810, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Furyu seirō bijin mutamagawa uchi (Elegant beauties of the green houses matched with the six Tama Rivers)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 238.1 x 347.6 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/8 x 13 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0040
Description
Literature

Female figure seated on a bench, looking over her right shoulder at a river below her. Standing figures and one figure on horseback can be seen on a segment of land that juts out into the river's path.


Courtesan reclining on bench, smoking pipe (tobacco pouch and hand brazier near her). She looks over the Tama River and sees Prince Naishira on horseback with attendants. Poem by Fujikura Yokikō. (Pat Graham, 26-Dec-2012)