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book illustration
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • book illustration, 1767
  • 絵本千代の松 Ehon Chiyo no matsu
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2201.q
Description

Print depicting a woman lying on the floor of an interior and reading. The woman's head is in the left side of the print, and there is an open book in front of her. She is wearing a long robe that is covered with a printed floral pattern. There is a window in the background and rain is falling diagonally outside the window. There is a tree in the right side of the large window. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print.