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well and plum tree
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • well and plum tree, early 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 210 x 187 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 82 5/8 x 73 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1448

Color print of a well, next to a small plum tree. There is a small, wooden well underneath a rope and bucket in the right side of the image, and a tree trunk grows across the bottom of the image. There are small, pink blossoms on the branches of the tree. There is a horizontal wooden post along the top of the image, to hold the rope of the bucket, and there is calligraphy throughout the top of the image. Peoms by Kigyokudō and Minatoan Kazuyoshi.