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Courtesan Utahime Tying Poems to Cherry Branches
  • Torii Kiyonaga
    born: Uraga, Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Courtesan Utahime Tying Poems to Cherry Branches, 1780s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 375 x 252 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 377 x 253 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 13/16 x 9 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7505

Courtesan Utahime watches at right as apprentice courtesan holds kamuro up to flowering sakura tree. Branch with calligraphy. Crest of green house on kimono of all women and on large lantern to the left.