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十二 Jūni (Twelve)
  • Komai Genki
    active: Japan
    Aoki Kenzaburō, publisher
    active: Japan
  • 十二 Jūni (Twelve), 1887, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • 中古諸名家美人競 Chūko sho meika bijin kurabe (Comparisons of Beauties: Copies of Paintings by Famous Artists)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 233 x 171 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 272 x 211 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 11/16 x 8 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0102

A well-dressed woman and young child (probably a girl) are shown walking towards the left. The woman is in front and her scarf is loosely draped over her shoulders. She is depicted in ¾ view and her head is turned over her left shoulder to look to the right. Her arm is over the shoulder of the child whose head appears in front of her and also faces in the same direction. The colors on this print are strong and clear.