Art on Tuesday: Reading

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Here is another excellent ukiyo-e of Uemura Shôen. A woman is looking at an illustration in a book, probably a ship. She is enjoying the drawings and maybe she is dreaming of traveling. She is relaxed lying on the floor, covered by her loosened kimono, absorbed in her thoughts.

1 thought on “Art on Tuesday: Reading

  1. In those days people were largely restricted to ‘travel’ via art and books, weren’t they? How times have changed!

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