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Ushiwaka and Sōjōbō
  • Keisai Eisen
    1790–1848
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Ushiwaka and Sōjōbō, 1829, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Ushiwaka rokkasen (Ushiwaka and the Six Immortal Poets)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1498.b
Description
Literature

Color print of a woman and an old man sitting together. The woman is in the foreground, wearing a long, green robe and reading from a scroll. The man is wearing a long, orange robe and sitting behind her. There is a small tray in front of the man, on top of which there is another scroll. There is a small, flowering branch behind the two figures, and there is calligraphy in the top of the print. Poems by Shūchōdō, Shūrintei Takeme and Shūkōtei Takayasu.