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The Dragon King bows to a youth on a sea bream
  • Totoya Hokkei
    1780–1850
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • The Dragon King bows to a youth on a sea bream, 1820, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tatsu no miayko sammban tsuzuki (Three Pictures of the Palace of the Dragon King)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1431
Description
Literature

Color print of three figures and a large fish. There are two figures in the bottom left corner of the print, both wearing long robes in shades of red. The figure in the far left side is holding a tall pole with a piece of green fabric and a sharp poker on the end. There is a large fish in the right side of the print, and another figure is seated on the head of the fish. There are waves in the right side of the print, below the fish. There is callligraphy in the top left corner of the image. Poem by Tsunenoy Atsumaru.