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Spring Dancers (Manzai)

Spring Dancers (Manzai)

18th century

Miyagawa Choshun

(Japanese, 1683-1753)

Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

Painting only: 84.1 x 31.4 cm (33 1/8 x 12 3/8 in.)

The Kelvin Smith Collection, given by Mrs. Kelvin Smith 1985.252

Description

Manzai is the Japanese term for wandering comic dancers. The painting depicts one of the traditional pleasures of the spring season.

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