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boy leading a woman on an ox
  • Isoda Koryūsai
    1735–1790
    active: Japan
  • boy leading a woman on an ox, early 1770s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Fūryū Jūnishi (Elegant 12 Zodiac Animals)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 265 x 194 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 3/8 x 7 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 265 x 197 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 3/8 x 7 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7859
Description

Courtesan being carried across river by ox. Small boy leads the animal by a rope. Woman holds pipe. Parody of other story. Some karazuri details on kimono.