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Wakamatsuya uchi: Midorigi, Kikuno, Tatsuta (From the Wakamatsu House: Midorigi, Kikuno, Tatsuta)
  • Kitagawa Utamaro, artist
    1754–1806
    active: Japan
    Tsutaya Jūzaburō, publisher
    1750–1797
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Wakamatsuya uchi: Midorigi, Kikuno, Tatsuta (From the Wakamatsu House: Midorigi, Kikuno, Tatsuta), circa 1789–1790, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 371 x 248 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 371 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7895
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The courtesan Midorigi promenading under a flowering sakura (cherry tree) with her two kamuro and two shinzo. Four shinzo are mentioned at top corner in inscription. The two kamuro and Midorigi wear the same kimono, decorated with herons. The two shinzo wear the same kimono. The three elder courtesans have the mark of the green house (green flower) on their shoulders and sleeves.