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poetess watching geese above plum tree
  • Torii Kiyotsune
    active 1757–1779
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • poetess watching geese above plum tree, circa 1760–1770s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 266 x 132 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/2 x 5 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 266 x 132 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 5 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7600
Description

Woman in full-figure pose, partly turned to her R to view the geese. Poem by her fills out the space between the poetress and plum tree. Spring image. Court lady/poetress with Heian-period dress. Possibly the poetress Ise.