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Haru no akatsuki (Spring Dawn)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Haru no akatsuki (Spring Dawn), circa 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Bijin Awase (Collection of Beautiful Women)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut, mica
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 385.8 x 260.4 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0052
Label Text

Courtesan in elaborate kimono raises clother, showing her feet and ankles, and readies herself to board boat. Carries roll of paper. Spring with young buds of willow tree at top.