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Katsukawa Shuncho, Japanese, (c. 1750–c. 1820)
Picture Book of Prosperous Household (edited by Kubota Beisai, 2 volumes), 1790
Ink on Paper
6 7/8 in. x 4 15/16 in. (174.63 mm x 125.41 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick S. Bailey
Accession Number: 54.1.67

Alternate Title: Ehon Sakaegusa
Book illustration from "Ehon Sakaegusa"

Note on paper backing: "This is actually the right half of a book illustration by Katsukama Shuncho called Ehon Sakaegusa. 'Kiyonagaga' signature must have been added later."

On paper backing, in pencil: by Kiyonaga Shuncho, Ba I, 9. Signed: Kiyonage ga.

Colored ink on paper; woodblock print.

Object Description
Edo period color woodblock print with an image of one woman standing, with a serving tray, and four women sitting (one in the doorway at the right), all looking toward the left of the picture plane at some unseen figure or activity.

Izumiya Ichibei.

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