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sheet from volume two of the three volume Ehon shuyo painting manual
  • Kashiwaraya Seiemon, publisher
    active: Japan
  • sheet from volume two 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
  • 1986.0300.b
Description

Black-and-white image of a butterfly next to a woven basket with foliage. The butterfly is at center left and has wings which are darker toward the top. The basket is at right, from bottom right to upper right. It is woven and has twigs inside. There are berries extending out toward the butterfly. There is calligraphy next to the basket.