Inscriptions: u.r.: Tav. XXV.; l.r.: Piranesi F.; l.c.: Prospetto del Lastricato e de'margini dell'antica via Appia, delineato cosç come si vede verso Roma poco pió in quà della città d'Albano Watermark: fleur-de-lys
A vertical hanging scroll on white fabric. The image is in black ink on faded paper. A bamboo tree occupies most of the space. A signature is located in the middle on the left of the painting.
A bamboo tree growing from a hill on the right side of the painting occupies the upper portion of the painting. The lower branches also extend out over a smal river that takes up the base of the painting. Ground (rocks) is depicted on either side of the river.
Small, brown, thinly potted container with ivory lid. It has a short neck and round shoulder; The dark glaze is randomly applied from shoulder to the middle of the body. The part at the bottom is unglazed. The bottom has no foot and unglazed. The lid is concaved from the rim toward the center knob.
The container is used for storing tea powder in tea ceremony. Tea master Kobori Enshû named it "Hitorine" or "Sleeping alone," a name adopted from a poem possibly composed by Enshû with allusion to a classic poem by Heian court poet and painter Fujiwara Takanobu (1142-1205).