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Kunshi (Lord and Retainer)
  • Katsushika Taito II
    active circa 1818–1844
    active: Japan
  • Kunshi (Lord and Retainer), circa early 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Asahiren sankō no uchi (Three Bonds for the Asahi Circle)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1538

Color print of a woman, an old man, and a baby. The man is standing in the bottom left corner of the print, and holding the baby away from the woman, who is standing in the top right corner of the print. Both are wearing long, printed robes, and the woman has long hair which falls behind her shoulders. There is calligraphy in the top of the print. Poems by Bunbunsha and Bunjinsha Kanio.