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sheet from volume one of the three volume Ehon shuyo painting manual
  • Kashiwaraya Seiemon, publisher
    active: Japan
  • sheet from volume one of the three volume Ehon shuyo painting manual, 1770, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 210 x 154 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 6 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 257 x 175 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 6 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1986.0299.l
Description

Mythical creature in a landscape. It is shown full-length in the bottom two-thirds of the image. The creature has a long thin nose, a horn on the top of its head, tusks, and curly hair. There is a waterfall at center left and tree (pine) branches at upper right.