Search Results:

<< Viewing Record 12 of 47 >>
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed

[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):Torii Kiyonaga
Culture:Japanese (1752-1815)
Title:Exercise in Writing
Date Made:ca. 1783
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 14 in x 18 in; 35.6 cm x 45.7 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 3/8 in x 11 3/4 in; 21.3 cm x 29.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Sho [ill.]]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ga [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.19.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund

An interior view of five women all in elaborate kimono exercising in brushwork -- either calligraphy or painting.

illustrations; calligraphy; painting; courtesans; interiors

Link to share this object record:

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email

2 Related Media Items


1 Related Objects

MH 2015.3.2
Bochner, Mel; Wittgenstein, Ludwig (author); The Arion Press (publisher)
On Certainty
<< Viewing Record 12 of 47 >>