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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Yanagawa Shigenobu I
Culture:Japanese (1787-1832)
Title:Immortal Koshohei turning rocks into Goats
Date Made:1600-1868 (Edo Period)
Type:Print
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 12 7/8 in x 9 13/16 in; 32.7 cm x 24.9 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 5/16 in x 7 3/8 in; 21.1 cm x 18.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ishi narade kyo/kayuzue ni taoyame no/shiri o tatakishi /warabe okashiki/Horikawa Utanari/Uchikawaru toshi no hitsuji mo/tamawari no ugoki/dashitaru/shinadama yanagi/Asaoki Rekki]; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (stamp with red ink): [Japanese character, Yanagawa]; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (stamp with red ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (stamp with red ink): [Japanese character, Tani Seiko]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.50.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
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Description:
A shikishiban-size surimono print: a bare-feet figure (the Chinese Jin Dynasty taoist Huang Chuping, or Wong Tai Sin or KĊshohei) in green and red kimono raises up a stick and a half-goat half-rock creature in the lower left corner; a gourd is partly visible on his/her back; inscriptions (two poems) in the top right corner with three red seals in the lower right, lower left, and upper right corners.

Keywords/Tags:
Japanese print, ukiyo-e, woman, rabbit, rock, legend, Chinese, surimono, poet

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