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sheet from an incomplete volume of the three volume Hanabusa Ichō gafu painting manual
  • Seizandoo of Edo, publisher
  • sheet from an incomplete volume of the three volume Hanabusa Ichō gafu painting manual, 1770, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 209 x 150 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 255 x 175 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1986.0298.aa
Description

Figures in a landscape. There is a man in the center of the composition wearing a black loincloth and a black hat. He has facial hair on his chin, jaw, and upper lip. He is holding a man with a tall bald head on this back. The man is holding a red fan and wearing a white robe. The man carrying him is wading calf-deep in water. There is calligraphy in the top left corner.