Torii Kiyonaga, ‘Customs of the Eastern Capital’, ca. 1783, Scholten Japanese Art

a young lady of a samurai family leads the way, with two maids, one carrying a box, the other holding an umbrella over the lady, a man-servant follows with picnic boxes suspended from a pole over his shoulders; signed Kiyonaga ga, ca. 1783

oban tate-e 38.6 by 25.1 cm.

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For comparison see Hirano, Kiyonaga: A Study of His Life and Works, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1939, plate no. 577, p. 325.

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