Child Reaching for a Fishbowl

c. mid 1720s
Location: not on view
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This early hand-colored print is enriched with a technique called urushi-e (literally “lacquer picture”), in which glue is painted over areas of black pigment, producing a lustrous surface reminiscent of lacquer. Metal filings sprinkled onto the designs of parasols, a fan, and musical instruments on the woman’s kimono enhance the sense of luxury.
Child Reaching for a Fishbowl

Child Reaching for a Fishbowl

c. mid 1720s

Nishimura Shigenaga

(Japanese, 1697?-1756)
Japan, Edo period (1615–1868)

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