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The Four Sleepers
  • Keisai Eisen
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • The Four Sleepers, 1830, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1502

Image of three figures in an interior. The woman to the right has an elaborate hairdo and wears a red sash with a tiger on it. She has a black and white kimono with green and white trim. She is seated in front of a red desk. The woman to her left has a red, green, black and white kimono. There is a small girl lying on the floor in front of her in a green kimono. There is a pot with peacock feathers in the top right corner. There is calligraphy in the top left quadrant. Poems by Shūchōdō and Shūkatei Magiku.