Description The artist Matabei, featured in the upper left corner, looks down with consternation as his subjects come to life. A dancing Wisteria Maiden is surrounded by a warrior, a devil, a blind "shamisen" player, and a singer. These are all popular subjects of folk paintings produced in the town of Otsu and sold as souvenirs to travelers.
Provenance C. Robert Snell, Oriental Arts & Antiques, Timonium, Maryland; purchased by Justine Lewis Keidel, Owings Mills, Maryland, after 1971; given to Walters Art Museum, 1991.
Inscriptions [Signature] Hiroshige giga (drew for fun)
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991
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