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women gathering salt water from the sea
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
  • women gathering salt water from the sea, circa 1805, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 374 x 246 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 374 x 246 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7880
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Two courtesans with elaborate hairdresses and open breasted woman in back, all three in fisherman's clothing gathering sea water in buckets. They stand on sandy spot near waves.