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Woman Folding Cloth

Artist:
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1760–1849
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
5 1/8 x 6 13/16 in. (13 x 17.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939
Accession Number:
JP3003
Not on view
In this suggestive scene, a woman measures cloth while her young son peeks under her skirts.The poem reads as follows:

Mother unfolds her child's tucked-up dresses;
The day has also become longer
With the spring.
Signature: Sōri ga

Inscription: Poem:
Mother unfolds her child's tucked-up dresses;
The day has also become longer
With the spring.
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