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Maker(s):Shinsai (after)
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1764-1820)
Title:Monkey Carrying Gohei
Date Made:1890s copy of early 1800s design
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with metallic pigments (B copy)
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 7 11/16 in x 6 7/8 in ; 19.5 cm x 17.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.54
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
A monkey carrying a gohei, a Shino staff with paper streamers, with a jacket designed with character "fuku" (good fortune) and peonies, an auspicious symbol. Two poems by Daihaidō Nomimasa and Taiheiraku Sakamori and emblem of poetry group in the design of a sake cup. Signed Shinsai.

Tags:
monkeys; animals; text; poetry; patterns; clothing

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