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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.ac
Description

Female figure in a landscape. The figure is in the center of the bottom half of the composition. She is seated looking at the bottom right corner and holding a musical instrument. The instrument is tear-shaped on the bottom with four strings and a thin long neck. The woman wears her black hair up on her head. She has long sleeves on a flowing robe. To the right is a turtle that is on fire. There is a line from roughly lower left to center right. Behind it are small peaks or waves. There is a pine tree branch t upper right. There is a crane with a red head in the top left quadrant. There is calligraphy at top right.