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A Break for Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Hotaitei Brothel
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • A Break for Viewing Cherry Blossoms at Hotaitei Brothel, circa late 1830s–1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • 江戸高名会亭尽 Edo kōmei kaitei zukushi (Famous Restaurants in Edo)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 254 x 374.7 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.121
Description
Exhibitions

Eight female figures, standing, sitting or kneeling along a tan balcony. The two center groups of woman are playing. There are three rooftops beyond the balcony, with three figures below. The water is blue with a gray building along the shore. The horizon is pink and the sky is white.