|Artist||By Ishikawa Toyonobu|
|Period||Edo period, 18th century|
|Materials and techniques||Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk|
This is a parody of the popular Zen theme of two priests, Hanshan and Shide, depicted as a couple in contemporary
setting. Toyonobu was a ukiyo-e artist who popularized the Toyonobu-style beauty characterized by the round face during the Enkyō-Hōreki eras (1744 – 64). He was well known for benizuri-e printings which are works in three colors including beni, a colorant derived from safflowers. This is one of his few original paintings.