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Kyōshi netting fish for his mother
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Kyōshi netting fish for his mother, 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 358.8 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.076
Label Text

An outdoor scene with thatched huts along the right side. Kyōshi's mother sits in the cottage at center right. There is a woman in red, leaning over the river bank, trying to catch a fish in a net, while her husband, dressed in purple, Kiang She (Kyōshi), stands behind her. There is a large green plant on the right edge. There is a light green mountain in the background. Descriptive cartouche at upper left.