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Maker(s):Utagawa Toyohiro
Culture:Japanese (1773-1828)
Title:Courtier Presents a Poem
Date Made:ca. 1815
Type:Print
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Housing: 14 1/4 in x 18 1/4 in; 36.2 cm x 46.4 cm; Sheet/Image: 7 7/8 in x 10 3/4 in; 20 cm x 27.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Toyohiro ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.] ya [ill.] no [ill.] getsu [ill.].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.391.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
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Description:
Horizontal image of a Heian period courtier presenting a tanzaku poem to two Heian ladies.

Tags:
courts; elite; literature; poetry; poets; women; men

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