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courtesan and maid by wisteria branch
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
  • courtesan and maid by wisteria branch, circa 1800, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 382 x 250 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 1/16 x 9 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 382 x 258 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/16 x 10 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7870
Description

Courtesan with numerous hair ornaments and elaborate kimono decorated with seal of green house stands underneath wisteria blossoms. Servant to right with plain cotton kimono. Some blind printing on collar.