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Kasugano writing letter
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Kasugano writing letter, 1770, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Yoshiwara bijin awase (Comparison of Yoshiwara Beauties)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2897
Label Text

Color print depicting a woman seated on the floor and painting a scroll. The woman is holding the scroll and pen in her hands, and there is a small box with writing implements on the floor in front of her. The woman is wearing a long, printed robe that is decorated in shades of pink and green. She is wearing many hair ornaments. There is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print.