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Maker(s):Katsushika Hokusai
Culture:Japanese (1760-1849)
Title:[Obtaining Water at the well of Ebiya], from vol. 1 of the book Ehon Kyoka Yama Mata Yama [Picture Book of Mountain Verse]
Date Made:1804
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 7 1/4 in x 13 5/16 in; 18.4 cm x 33.8 cm; Sheet: 6 7/16 in x 12 3/8 in; 16.4 cm x 31.4 cm; Image: 5 5/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 14.3 cm x 29.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No Inscriptions.
Accession Number:  MH 1997.2.7
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Picture book double pages. A man servant assists two ladies obtaining water from the overflowing barrel in a courtyard with plum tree in bloom and two stone lanterns. Inscriptions by Oharatei Tanbo originally in the top section of the pages were trimmed off. Publisher should be Tsutaya Juzaburo (1750-1797).

Illustrated comic verses. The well of the Ebiya in the subburbs of Edo: a man servant assists ladies obtaining water from the overflowing barrel; plum tree in bloom. flower, plant.

Ukiyo-e; books; illustrations; gardens; lanterns; water; courtyards

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