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Bunya no Yasuhide (Woman imitating Bunya)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Bunya no Yasuhide (Woman imitating Bunya), mid 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Fūryū mitate rokkasen (Elegant Parodies of the 6 [Immortal] Poets)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 254 x 181 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 7 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 259 x 181 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 3/16 x 7 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7624
Description

Courtesan holding book above head. In cartouche Bunya no Yasuhide is asleep. Poem by Kyokaen.