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Untitled [Child with straw leggings]

Accession Number
1998/2.31

Title
Untitled [Child with straw leggings]

Artist(s)
Saitô Kiyoshi

Object Creation Date
mid 20th century

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
16 1/8 in x 11 1/16 in (40.96 cm x 28.1 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Alva Gordon Sink

Label copy
Gallery Rotation Fall 2011
Saitô Kiyoshi
Japan, 1907–1997
Untitled [Child with straw leggings]
mid-20th century
Showa period (1926–89)
Color woodblock print on paper
Bequest of Alva Gordon Sink, 1998/2.31

Subject matter
This image evokes winter in the deep "snow country" on the northwest coast of Japan, facing the Japan sea.

Physical Description
A child ventures out into the deep snow, holding up his broad leggings which are insulated with straw. Behind him, the house wall is plastered with two messages: "Careful with fire!" and "Felecitations for the Spring Equinox".

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
calligraphy (process)
children (people by age group)
fences (site elements)
figures (representations)
leggings
signs (declatory or advertising artifacts)
snow (precipitation)
straw work
walking

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