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Yoshida Eki: Yūgiri (Yoshida station; every night) preparatory drawing for a print
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Yoshida Eki: Yūgiri (Yoshida station; every night) preparatory drawing for a print, 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojusan tsugi no uchi (53 Stations of the Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, brush on paper
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 37 x 26 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14.57 x 10.24 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 38.4 x 27.3 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/8 x 10 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Weare-West funds
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0116
Description

Ink note in bottom right quadrant.
Okusie portrait (bust-view) of courtesan, or 'onnagata' (actor in female role) holding letter decorated with brown turtles and blue blue wave patterns. Outline drawing, with kanji/kana notations of color instructions in various sections, and occasional color such as mouth and corners of eyes in red, face in bright pink. Background landscape of castle and bridge with travellers in ink and wash.