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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.y
Description

Black-and-white image of two men. One man holds the other, who is much smaller, by the ankles. The larger man has a black hat and black hair, beard, and moustache. He holds the other man in his left hand. The suspended man is nude except for a piece around his waist. His mouth is open and his arms extended. The other man wears white clothing with black trim and black boots. There is calligraphy in the top left corner.