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parody of Imperial carriage scene
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
  • parody of Imperial carriage scene, circa 1800, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 380 x 252 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 15/16 x 9 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 380 x 252 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 15/16 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7876
Description

Three women beneath flowering sakura (cherry) tree. One is overcome and kneels down while another takes a tanzaku with a poem from her. Woman at left suppresses a laugh.