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chrysanthemum display
  • Katsushika Hokusai
    born: Katsushika ward, Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • chrysanthemum display, 1799, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 404 x 533 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 159 1/16 x 209 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7802

Horizontal composition fills top half of sheet, text in reverse fills bottom half. Trellis with chrysanthemums at center of composition. Three figures, two female, one male, at right view the flowers. A child is at center. At the left a man uses a feather duster on the flowers. A large tree, lantern and bushes at far left. Inscription at upper right.