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woman combing a tress of hair
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • woman combing a tress of hair, circa 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Hyakunin bijo (One Hundred Beautiful Women)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 187.3 x 127 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 209.6 x 157.2 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Rose K. Auerbach
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0022

A seated courtesan looking over her right shoulder. On her lap is a partable tray, on which there is a switch of hair. In the upper left corner of the print is a large red circle with a green edge. Inscribed in the circle are four Chinese characters.