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two women with a black rat
  • Isoda Koryūsai
    active: Japan
  • two women with a black rat, early 1770s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Fūryū Jūnishi (Elegant 12 Zodiac Animals)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 263 x 191 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 3/8 x 7 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 263 x 193 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 3/8 x 7 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7862
Label Text

Early spring scene with flowering plum tree. Seated woman holds black pet rat and feeds it. Other woman reaches out for the rat with one hand, holds other hand in mouth.