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Sansei Woman
  • Roger Shimomura
    born 1939
    born: Seattle, Washington, United States ; active: United States
  • Sansei Woman, 1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • acrylic on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 121.92 x 106.68 cm
    Canvas/Support: 48 x 42 in
  • Gift of Dean and Ginny Graves; Jim and Gina Graves Lloyd
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0022
Label Text

A central female figure holding a closed umbrella is depicted half-length in Western, pseudo-Victorian dress, including a yellow, polka-dot bow tie, checkered collar and cuffs, and a large straw hat with flowers. She is surrounded by four male figures that visually reference Japanese paintings and prints. Their faces are painted and the figure in the BR corner holds a sword.