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Geisha with a branch with ornaments
  • Utagawa Sadahide
    1807–1873
    active: Japan, Japan
  • Geisha with a branch with ornaments, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōsei mutamagao (Six Modern Jade Faces)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 374.7 x 247.7 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Rose K. Auerbach
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0013
Description

Portrait of a geisha wearing a blue and white kimono, and a red and black obi. She has a blue hood over her head with a single hair ornament protruding. Over her right shoulder she carries a tree branch decorated with various festival trinkets. In the upper left corner is a small fan-shaped picture of a man standing on a dock.