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Merchant, Callow Youth (A Drinking Contest)
  • Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
    1839–1892
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Tokyo, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Merchant, Callow Youth (A Drinking Contest), 1885, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • "Kigen Kyoo" series
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 36.2 x 25.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/4 x 10 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Patrons and Benefactors Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0023
Description

Two images with text surrounding. The top image is of a male figure seated in front of a short table. There are dishes on top of the table. The man is holding a carafe in his proper right hand and a small cup in his left hand. There is a box behind him, which has smoke coming out of it. The lower image is of a male figure seated next to a tray which has dishes and food on it. He is holding a fan in his lap.