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No Matter What You Do Someone Will Hear and Talk


Utagawa Kuniyoshi


c. 1842

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
No Matter What You Do Someone Will Hear and Talk, Utagawa Kuniyoshi
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Medium: Prints | Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Size: 14 11/16 x 5 1/16 in. (37.3 x 12.9 cm) (image, sheet)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century, Edo period
Inscriptions: Now matter what you doAnd you think nobaby knowThere is a mouth in the sky talking to youThere is a ear on the wall hearing you;the last half is something about stealing, letters are illegible(Nani shi ki woHito wa shiranu toOmoe do moTen Ichiyu_sai Kuniyoshi
Physical Description: nishiki-e, tanzaku-e
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Louis W. Hill, Jr.
Accession Number: P.75.51.278
Artist: Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Japanese, 1798 - 1861
Role: Artist
Nationality: Japanese
Life Dates: Japanese, 1798 - 1861
Added to Site: February 28, 2009