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Chinese princess seated before a mirror
  • Totoya Hokkei
    1780–1850
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • Chinese princess seated before a mirror, circa mid 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1606
Description
Literature

Color print of a woman, seated in the right side of the composition, looking at her face in a mirror that is placed on a stand in the left side of the print. The woman is wearing layers of printed robes in shades of red, gray, green, and blue. She is wearing floral ornaments in her hair and there is calligraphy in the top left corner of the print. Poem by Shūyōtei Hyakka.