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woman in a mansion watching a dance performance
  • Utagawa Toyokuni I
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • woman in a mansion watching a dance performance, early 1790s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 383 x 254 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 1/16 x 10 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 384 x 257 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/8 x 10 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7635.a

High ranking lady watches dance performance through screen (B). Seated at center and smoking a pipe, ladies bring tea and food on red laquer trays (A). Uki-e perspective view to rear.