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Hoe with Calligraphy
  • Yosa Buson
    born: Settsu province (present-day Hyogo province and Osaka province), Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
    Sugi Donshi, inscriber
    active: Japan
  • Hoe with Calligraphy, mid-late 1700s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper (with box)
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 113.2 x 13.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 44 9/16 x 5 5/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: 185 x 26.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 72 13/16 x 10 7/16 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0572

Two inscriptions are written in a cursive calligraphy style on the upper and lower right. A hoe outlined with rough brushstrokes is placed diagonally against the left edge of the painting.