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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.r
Description

Print depicting two women in an interior. The woman in the right side of the print is seated on the floor and her back is facing the viewer. She is looking down toward an open book on the floor. The woman in the left side of the print is looking toward this girl and putting a book into a case in the left side of the print. The women are both wearing long, printed robes. There is calligraphy in the top of the print.