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Nakamanjiya uchi Yatsuhashi (The Courtesan Yatsuhashi of the Nakamanjiya)
  • Utagawa Sadahide
    1807–1873
    active: Japan, Japan
  • Nakamanjiya uchi Yatsuhashi (The Courtesan Yatsuhashi of the Nakamanjiya), circa late 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 375 x 247 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 375 x 247 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7601
Description

The courtesan Yatsuhashi stands in front of koto and lacquer box. Unusual kimono with applique of tiger among bamboo. Symbol of house on outer coat and on hairpins. Sliding doors at top with eggplants and onions. Karazuri (blind printing) on bridge of nose.