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young woman and violets
  • Yanagawa Shigenobu
    1787–1832
    born: Yanagawa, Japan ; active: Japan
  • young woman and violets, late 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Sanganotsu meisho hana (Flowers at Famous Places in the Three Capitals)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1623
Description
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Color print depicting a woman strolling and gazing toward a small group of flowers in the bottom right corner of the print. The woman is wearing a long, printed robe that is decorated with red, green, blue, and yellow designs, and she is wearing a scarf over her head. She is holding a small, open fan in her proper right hand. There is calligraphy throughout the top left and right corners of the print. Poems by Shakuyakutei and Rakuseian.