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two young women writing first calligraphy of New Year
  • Keisai Eisen
    1790–1848
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • two young women writing first calligraphy of New Year, mid 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 209 x 185 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 82 1/4 x 72 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1506
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Color print of two women painting calligraphy in an interior. A woman wearing a green robe is seated on the floor in front of a scroll, and a woman wearing a pink robe is standing next to her, in the right side of the image, holding another scroll which has already been painted. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the image. Poems by Shūchōdō Monoyana and three others.