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Wakanaya Wakakuse and Ukiyo Inosuke
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
  • Wakanaya Wakakuse and Ukiyo Inosuke, circa 1798–1800, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • チ話鏡月の群雲 Chiwa kagami tsuki no murakumo (Models of Love Talk: Clouds Form over the Moon)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 371 x 245 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 5/8 x 9 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 371 x 245 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7871
Description
Exhibitions

The courtesan Wakakuse whispers into the ear of Ukiyo Inosuke while her kanro (apprentice) holds her ears to avoid hearing her words. Grey background.