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sheet from an incomplete volume of the three volume Hanabush Icho gafu painting manual
  • Seizandoo of Edo, publisher
  • sheet from an incomplete volume of the three volume Hanabush Icho 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.d
Description

Black line drawing of figure in a landscape. There are two male figures in the center of the composition. The man on the left is taller and wears a white robe trimmed in black. The has a beard and a moustache. He is wearing a white hat with a circle on the front and a black scroll attached to the top. The man to the right is shorter and wears a white robe with a black piece of fabric on his head. He has a tall domed head and is in profile facing left. There is a deer to the left of the taller man. There is a pine tree in the top right quadrant and a branch in the top left corner. There are mountains in the background at the horizon line, about one-third down from the top of the page.