Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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woman by circular window
  • Utagawa Toyokuni II
    1777–1835
    active: Japan
  • woman by circular window, circa 1820–1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōsei gonin bijo (Five Beautiful Modern Women)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 380 x 258 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 15/16 x 10 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 382 x 258 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/16 x 10 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7572
Description

Courtesan stands with double gourd decorated teapot. Behind her a round window with wisteria blossoms and flying swallow. Kimono with plum blossoms on broken ice. Sliding door at L margin with turtle decoration. Aizuri print done mainly in blue.