Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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two women holding pipe and fan
  • Kitagawa Utamaro
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
  • two women holding pipe and fan, circa 1797, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Unititled series of half length portrait pairs of women
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 386 x 252 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 3/16 x 9 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 386 x 255 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 3/16 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7886
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Two beauties, one with ose character in back holding a fan, woman in front has shaven eyebrows and blackened teeth holding pipe in her mouth. Plain grey background.