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Min-tzū Sweeping Snow
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Min-tzū Sweeping Snow, circa 1840, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Nijūshikō Chōji Kagami (Mirror for the Children of the Twenty-four Stories of Filial Piety)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 241.3 x 355.6 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 14 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.075

A woman (Min-tzū's stepmother) in green with flowers in her hair and in her hand, holds one nursing baby, while another child stands at her side. The woman and child are on the left half of the scene, standing on a porch with a red urn and blue drape. To the right is an outdoor snowy landscape with Min-tzū sweeping snow. To the far right Min-tzū's father approaches. The sky is gray. Description cartouche at upper right corner.