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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.e
Description

Print depicting a woman walking on a bridge which is over a body of water. There is a tree in the left side of the print which has long, thin branches that are covered with small blossoms. The woman is standing in the right side of the print, and she is wearing a loose, ankle-length robe. The body of water stretches into the background, and beyond it there is another bridge. There are more flowering branches in the bottom right corner of the print, and there is calligraphy in the top right corner of the print.