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book illustration
  • Yashima Gakutei
    1786–1868
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • book illustration, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • 山水寄観狂歌集 Sansuikikan kyoka-shu, Volume 1
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 17.2 x 12.9 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22.4 x 16 cm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 5 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 13/16 x 6 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2211.ad
Description

Color print depicting five men participating in various activities. The background in the print is completely blank, and there are three men in the top of the print wearing long robes, the two men in the top right quadrant are wearing long, green robes, and the man who is closest to the right side of the print is playing the flute. The two men in the bottom of the print are wearing long robes as well, one green and the other blue. These men are seated and facing each other, and there is a brown container in the bottom left corner of the print. There is calligraphy in the top right corner of the print.