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women sewing and ironing
  • Keisai Eisen
    1790–1848
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • women sewing and ironing, circa late 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 213 x 188 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 85 13/16 x 74 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Long Ellis Gallery, 315, S1
  • 1928.7832
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Surimono print of two women sewing and ironing. A woman dressed in a black kimono reclines at the lower right, ironing a purple kimono with bamboo design, laid out on the floor, bottom left corner. The second woman, dressed in green, sits at the center, sewing. A sewing box sits next to her. In the background, center right, is a large vase with plants. The top half of the image is neutral, filled with text. Poems by Yomo Utagaki Magao, Shūchōdō Monoyana and three others.