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Adults and Children in a Village

Adults and Children in a Village
by Hanabusa Itcho (1652-1724)

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Artist: Hanabusa Itcho (1652-1724)
Title: Adults and Children in a Village
Date 1st edition?1778 (circa)
Date of this artwork?c1778 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 32231
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

HANABUSA ITCHO (1652-1724)
Adults and Children in a Village

Date: c.1778
Size:Oban tate-e: 14.125" x 8.5" overall, laid down
Condition: Good for age. Laid down to board, wormage.
Impression: Very good.
Color: Very good.

A street scene in winter showing men clearing snow at top, children making a large snow ball at left, and another group of adults and children with a monk (?) to the lower right. I often wonder how these people of ancient Japan could run around half naked in the snow.
Itcho was the founder of the Hanabusa school of painting. Born in Osaka, Itcho studied under kano yasunobu but was expelled from the studio as a rebel against the Kano tradition. In 1698, he was exiled to Miyakejima for a pictorial parody of the shogun's concubine; pardoned in 1709 he returned to Edo. Itcho was the creator of an original style, halfway between Kano and ukiyoe. Publication of non-ukiyo albums was not yet widespread during Itcho's lifetime and his sketches were thus published only posthumously, the last known being in 1778 by Rinsho. (biographical information from Images from the Floating World by Richard Lane, 1978, Switzerland).

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