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Tamaya uchi Hanamurasaki Sekiya, Teriha [Hana-murasaki of the Tamaya]
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
  • Tamaya uchi Hanamurasaki Sekiya, Teriha [Hana-murasaki of the Tamaya], 1794, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōji zensei bijin zoroe (Array of Supreme Beauties of the Present Day)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 384 x 253 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 1/8 x 9 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 384 x 253 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/8 x 9 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7879
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Hanamurasaki sits in 3/4 view and stretches her hands in a stifled yawn. Her obi is decorated with mythical beasts on yellow ground. She was a courtesan of yobidashi rank in the brothel of Tamaya Sansaburō in Edo chō Ichōma.