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Shirashi Banashi (Scene from the story Shirashi Banashi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Shirashi Banashi (Scene from the story Shirashi Banashi), early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Chūkō adauchi zue (Pictures of loyalty and revenge)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 342.9 x 238.1 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 9 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Rose K. Auerbach
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0005
Description

Courtesan Miyagino with her sister Shinobu seated inside a building. Behind them is a porch overlooking a view in which a man riding a donkey and two walking men are seen. Title cartouche is imitation of a book with names of artists and publisher as title page. First page (on L) with title and explanation of the story illustrated, written by Ryūkatei Tanekazu.