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untitled (pedestrians at stall of physiognomist and palm reader)
  • Ryōko
    active 1860–1870
    active: Japan
  • untitled (pedestrians at stall of physiognomist and palm reader), 1870s, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 350 x 242 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 350 x 244 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2953
Label Text

A physiognomist and palm reader in a roadside booth in front of a screen which advertises her talents. In front of her is a table loaded with different divination tools. Three potential customers look on and discuss. All of the figures are wearing long, colorful robes. There is a cloud from the mouth of the woman standing in front of this print, which is filled with calligraphy. There is more calligraphy in the right top quadrant of the print.