Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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page from an unidentified picture book
  • Japan
  • page from an unidentified picture book, circa 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2043.c
Description

Color print depicting two scenes, dividing the print in half. The scene in the top of the print is a figure climing a ladder, while another figure stands at the base of the ladder holding a round tray, upon which there is a white cloth. The figure on the ladder is in the top left corner of the print. The scene in the bottom of the print depicts two women, in the bottom right corner of the print, both holding lanterns and small sacks slung over their shoulders.