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Maker(s):Utagawa Toyoharu
Culture:Japanese (1735-1814)
Title:Two Women Practicing Painting and Calligraphy
Date Made:1787
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 5 3/16 in x 6 5/8 in; 13.2 cm x 16.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.179
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

horizontal, private publication: Shogyo blockcutter. The woman at left is painting a picture of the Daoist immortal who changed a rack into a goat, since 1787 was a Goat Year. The date the the long month numbers are hidden in the calligraphy. The picture also illustrates the Four Accomplishments: the koto, the game of go, calligraphy, and painting.

figures; women; sitting; domestic space; writing; drawing; tables; kimonos; musical instruments

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