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[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):Teisai Hokuba
Culture:Japanese (1771–1844)
Title:Untitled [A Woman of Ōhara (Ōharame) Reclining beside an Ox]
Date Made:1805, Bunka 2, Year of the Ox
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with embossing
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:overall: 4 9/16 in x 6 7/16 in; 11.6 cm x 16.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.277
Credit Line:Gift of William Green

A woman from Ōhara reclining against an ox, smoking a pipe, next to a bundle of sticks and plum branch, with one poem. Signed Hokuba ga.

Label Text:
This print is signed "Hokuba ga" ('drawn by Hokuba') in the upper right. A surimono, or privately commissioned print, it lacks any other identifying marks, such as the seal of the censor or publisher, and was issued in celebration of the new year 1805, the year of the ox.

animals; figures; flowers; kimonos; pipes; sitting; text; women; writing

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