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court lady with casks of poem shells
  • Utagawa Kuninao
    born: Shinano province (present-day Nagano prefecture), Japan ; active: Japan
  • court lady with casks of poem shells, circa 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Bijin awase (Beautiful Women)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1490

Color print of a woman seated in front of two green casks with pink floral decoration around the sides. The woman is wearing a long, white and orange robe, and her hair is falling down behind her shoulders. There is a gray screen and printed, multi-colored curtain behind the woman, in the right side of the image. There is calligraphy in the left side of the print. Poem by Hōrai Sanjin.