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Hitomoto and Mototsue of Daimonjiya
  • Kitagawa Utamaro II
    active circa early 1800s–1831
    active: Japan
  • Hitomoto and Mototsue of Daimonjiya, 1808, 5th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Seirō Meikunhana Awase (Collection of Flowers and Beauties of the Green Houses)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 381 x 255 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 x 10 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 381 x 260 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 x 10 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7885

Portraits of two courtesans, one reading a book holding a bookmark, the other rearranging her kimono and looking up. Elaborate hairdress.