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a merchant inscribes an account book
  • Totoya Hokkei
    1780–1850
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • a merchant inscribes an account book, early or mid 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1433
Description
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Color print of a man in an interior, seated on an orange mat and painting a white box with calligraphy. There is a table behind the man and he is wearing green robes. A woman is seated next to the man, watching his hand carefully as he paints. There is calligraphy in the top of the image.