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woman writing calligraphy
  • Japan
  • woman writing calligraphy, mid 1810s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1556
Description
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Color print of a woman seated on the ground and writing calligraphy with a large, black brush. She is wearing a long, red robe with a green sash, and there is a table behind her, in the right side of the image, that is covered with fabric. There is calligraphy throughout the top of the print. Poems by Shinratei Manzō* and six provincial poets. Signature effaced.