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Hotaru (Fireflies)
  • Hosoda Eishi
    1756–1829
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Hotaru (Fireflies), circa 1790, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Furyu yatsushi genji (An elegant prince Genji in modern dress)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 371 x 237 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 5/8 x 9 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 371 x 237 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7764
Description

Prince Genji with cup in hand reclines in garden. Before him is a feast. A woman brings him sashimi. Irises and fireflies are admired.