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Maker(s):Torii Kiyonaga
Culture:Japanese (1752-1815)
Title:Exercise in Writing
Date Made:ca. 1783
Type:Print
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
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Description:
An interior view of five women all in elaborate kimono exercising in brushwork -- either calligraphy or painting.

Tags:
illustrations; calligraphy; painting; courtesans; interiors

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