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Mirror comparing handwriting of Yoshiwara courtesans (reproduction)
  • Kitao Masanobu
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Mirror comparing handwriting of Yoshiwara courtesans (reproduction), circa 1784, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 375 x 255 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7668

Three women at the center of a vertical composition. Woman in elaborate layers of kimono stands at the center of the composition, two women kneel on either side of her. All three women wear elaborate hairpins. Open-sided structure at upper left quadrant, small object hangs at upper left. Fan on ground at bottom left, other small objects surround the women.