The Activities of the Twelve Months

Nichōsai (Matsuya Heizaburō), Japanese, 1772 - 1803

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
1794

Medium:
Ink and color on paper; mounted as a handscroll

Dimensions:
7 1/4 x 360 inches (18.4 x 914.4 cm) Mount: 8 1/2 x 404 1/2 inches (21.6 x 1027.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1964-5-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Henry B. Keep, 1964

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Label:
In this scroll the artist Jichosai uses lively lines to capture humorous figures as they carry out various activities for each of the twelve months of the year. This image, representing the tenth month, shows Buddhist monks at prayer.