Forgetting Filial Piety. Artist: Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752-1815); Period: Edo period (1615-1868); Date: ca. 1781; Culture: Japan; Medium:

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Forgetting Filial Piety. Artist: Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752-1815); Period: Edo period (1615-1868); Date: ca. 1781; Culture: Japan; Medium:
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Image ID: X75M0Y
Forgetting Filial Piety. Artist: Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752-1815); Period: Edo period (1615-1868); Date: ca. 1781; Culture: Japan; Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper; Dimensions: H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); Classification: Prints; Credit Line: Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914 / A rainy morning outside the licensed pleasure quarters further delays a disheveled young man who nonchalantly brushes his teeth while his companion and her maids look on with barely concealed impatience. The inscription, Forget not your parents´ love; respect the virtue of filial piety, is in satiric contrast to the scene, which in other circumstances might indeed reflect a family at its morning routine. Torii Kiyonaga, the last influential artist of the Torii school, painted graceful, stylish figures in the late eighteenth century.; Signature: Kiyonaga ga Inscription: Fubo no fukaki no wo sasuré ko no michi orosoka ni naru koto (A woman who forgets how much affection she owes to her parents does not pay it back with gratitude)