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Geisha walking in the snow (Snow Moon and Flowers in the Floating World)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Geisha walking in the snow (Snow Moon and Flowers in the Floating World), 1844, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 34 x 16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2952
Description
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Vertical image of a courtesan walking in the snow. Her open umbrella fills the upper quarter of the image. She turns away from the umbrella toward the viewer. She holds up her layers of kimono, exposing her sandals as she walks through the snow. Her layers of clothing include blue, brown, orange, and patterned fabrics. Cartouche at the upper right, signature at the lower left.