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chickens by drum
  • Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
    1764–1820
    active: Japan
  • chickens by drum, 1813, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1454
Description
Literature

Color print of two chickens and a drum, on top of which there are two small birds. The chickens are in the bottom left corner of the image, they have light-colored feathers on their bodies with black tail feathers. There is a green drum resting on a pole in the right side of the image, and the pole is covered with vines of ivy. There is calligraphy in the left side of the image, above the chickens. Poem by Ninjutei Toshinaga.