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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I
Culture:Japanese (1797-1853)
Title:Cat, from the series Sokkyo Kageboshi Zukushi [Impromtu Shadow Figures]
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 7 1/8 in x 9 13/16 in; 18.1 cm x 24.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hiroshige / Gihitsu]; TITLE: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese charcter, Sokkyo / Kageboshi / Zukushi]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese, [ill.]]; SEAL: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink): [triple mountain with a dot and a wide leaf beneath].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.281.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
J-65. The cat (neko) - person maquerading as a cat the shadow on the shoji window. person pretending to be an animal. One section of a Harimazu-e (paste-on picture/put together picture).

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cats

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