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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Ikebana [Flower Arranging]
Date Made:6th month of Year of the Cock
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 14 1/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 35.9 cm x 25.1 cm; Image: 13 15/16 in x 9 1/2 in; 35.4 cm x 24.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink in cartouche, within image): [Kunisada ga, Japanese character]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (within image): [aratame tori roku, Japanese character]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (within image): [[ill.], Japanese character]; SEAL: recto, lwr. ctr. (within image): [shitaya aito, Japanese character]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.22.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A vertical scene of five women practicing Ikebana (flower arranging). One of them inside a thatched pavillion is arranging iris and two outside are admiring the cultivated peonies.

Ukiyo-e; beauty; women; courtesans; figures; flowers

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