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an ōtsu painting of a rat
  • Keisai Eisen
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • an ōtsu painting of a rat, 1828, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Nezumi ōtsu (Twelve Rat Treasures)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 206.4 x 187.3 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/8 x 7 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Rose K. Auerbach
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0027
Label Text

Two figures in an interior scene. There is a man seated with brushes, paper, paint dishes and a black box in front of him. A standing woman holds a potted plant in her hands. Fukeyuso in pot-symbolic of wealth. Silver used for designs in the clothing. Poems by Kyōkadō, Shūchōdō, and Ōkatei Toshihisa of Sagami Province.