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Four Beauties in Procession
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Four Beauties in Procession, 1805, 11th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut, polyptych panel
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15.51 x 10.55 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 394 x 268 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George A. Colom
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0085
Label Text

Color print depicting four courtesans standing in front of an ox cart, part of a series of procession prints. The women are all wearing floor-length, printed robes that are decorated with green, orange, pink, and brown designs. There is a decorated cart in the background, and all of the women are wearing hair ornaments.