Xu You and Chao Fu

Okumura Masanobu Japanese

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Masanobu's treatment of the classical story of Xu You and Chao Fu is straightforward. Xu You washes out his ears in a waterfall, and Chao Fu turns his ox around from the water. The style imitates the "rubbing" technique, a traditional method for renditions of classical inscriptions.

Xu You and Chao Fu, Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), "White–line" woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Japan

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