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woman seated by writing table
  • Katsushika Taito II
    active circa 1818–1844
    active: Japan
  • woman seated by writing table, late 1820s or early 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1527
Description
Literature

Color print depicting a woman seated in an interior, writing. There is a glass full of writing implements and peacock feathers in the right side of the print, on a short table next to the woman. There is a potted plant behind the woman, in the left side of the print. There is an orange rug on the floor. There is calligraphy throughout the top left corner of the print. There are two white fans on the floor in front of her. Poems by Bunkasō Edamaru and Bumparō Shizuo.