Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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woman cleaning a pipe
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • woman cleaning a pipe, circa 1800, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Meisho fūkei bijin jūnisō (Famous Views: 12 Aspects of Beautiful Women)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 379 x 255 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 7/8 x 10 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 379 x 255 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 7/8 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7882
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

Half view portrait of woman cleaning out her pipe with a long bamboo stick. Drip background at top. Top right corner with uninscribed handscroll, indicates later state (first state has script inside handscroll).