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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.m
Description

Print depicting four men seated on four benches, one in each quadrant of the print. The men in the left side of the print are wearing blue and green robes, and the men in the right side of the print are wearing green robes. The men in the left side of the print are depicted with their backs to the viewer, and the men in the right side of the print are facing the viewer. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print.