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Princess Anju carrying buckets of salt water
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi
    1797–1861
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Princess Anju carrying buckets of salt water, mid 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 32 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2482
Description

Vertical print of a woman standing near a body of water. She is carrying a bucket of water attached to a horizontal pole that rests on her shoulders. Above is a tree, filling the top quarter of the composition. The body of water is visible at the lower left side. Her kimono is blue, white, grey, and orange, patterned with flowers. Her green-blue obi (belt) is tied in the front. She is barefoot. Artists signature at the lower left, censor seal at the lower right.