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Maker(s):Utagawa Toyohiro
Culture:Japanese (1773-1828)
Title:Tako Age [(Women and children) flying kite]
Date Made:ca. 1795
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Housing: 24 in x 20 in; 61 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet/Image: 14 15/16 in x 9 3/8 in; 37.9 cm x 23.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese charcter, Toyohiro ga]; SEAL: recto, lwr. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Sen'ichi han].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.386.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Central print of a triptych: two women holding a small child aloft, promting to the kite the manservant has raised in teh sky. The plum tree is in bloom. Published by Izumiya Ichibei (Sen'ichi).

leisure; entertaining; women; children

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