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court couple composing verse about red plum blossoms
  • Yashima Gakutei
    circa 1786–1868, active 1815–1852
    active: Japan
  • court couple composing verse about red plum blossoms, circa early 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Honchōren jūban tsuzuki (Ten pictures for the Honchō Group)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1547

Color print with a scene of a man and a woman in a square in the bottom of the print, below a circle that is covered with an orange and white floral design and calligraphy. There is a band of calligraphy along the right side of the print. The scene of the man and woman in the bottom of the composition depicts a couple seated in an outdoor setting, below blossoming tree branches. Peoms by Ayanoya Itome and Takinoya Kiyome.