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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.ae
Description

Black-and-white image of two figures. There is a child in the bottom left corner seen in profile. He is looking up and to the left, pointing his left hand up in the air. He is holding the sleeve of the figure to the right with his right hand. The other figure is seen from behind and is barefoot. He wears a black robe and holds a white sack over his shoulder with his left hand. In his right hand he holds a staff. There is calligraphy in the top left corner.