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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.i
Description

Color print depicting a man standing on a small boat in the foreground, on a body of water. The man is holding a long paddle and his back is turned to the viewer. There is a green, grassy area in the middle ground, and calligraphy throughout the sky in the background. There is a tree which leans over into the top right corner of the print, and the green, leafy branches of the tree hang throughout the top of the print.