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child practicing calligraphy
  • Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
    active: Japan
  • child practicing calligraphy, 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 199 x 183 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 78 3/8 x 72 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1460

Color print of a man and a woman seated in an interior, painting calligraphy. There is a small table in the right side of the image, and the figures are seated at the bottom of the print. The woman is sitting in the bottom left corner of the print, and she is wearing a long, printed robe in shades of brown. The man is shorter than the woman, and he is holding a paintbrush, and wearing a long, printed robe, also in shades of brown. Poem by Shōtei Yamazumi and Mumeitei Kazuo (?)