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Kiba no kakitsubata (Irises at Kiba)
  • Keisai Eisen
    1790–1848
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Kiba no kakitsubata (Irises at Kiba), 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Ukiyo ryūkō hanagoyomi (Popular Flower Calendar of the Floating World)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 376 x 256 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 376 x 256 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Long Ellis Gallery, 315, S1
  • 1928.7844
Description
Exhibitions

Geisha kneeling before mirror and adjusting hairs with a handheld mirror. In mirror box, samisen beater and song books. TL, cartouche with irises. Kyoka poem on irises at Kiba. Poem by Chingairō Kiyozumi.