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一 Ichi (One)
  • Tosa Mitsuoki
    born: Sakai, Japan ; died: Kyoto, Japan
    Aoki Kenzaburō, publisher
    active: Japan
  • 一 Ichi (One), 1887, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • 中古諸名家美人競 Chūko sho meika bijin kurabe (Comparisons of Beauties: Copies of Paintings by Famous Artists)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 233 x 172 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 273 x 212 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 8 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0094

A woman (Japanese court lady) with long black hair is shown dressed in a lavish, multi-layered costume (Heian period dress). The costume is colorful and has numerous patterns over it. The colors used are bold and the background is plain.