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Maker(s):Kikugawa Eizan
Culture:Japanese (1787–1867)
Title:Two Beautiful Women, from the series 'Modern style cloth dye' ('Tōsei zoku isen')
Date Made:ca. 1807
Type:Print
Measurements:sheet: 15 3/8 in x 10 7/16 in ; 39.1 cm x 26.5 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1994.124
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
ōban; bijinga

Label Text:
A large-format picture of beautiful women ('ōban bijinga'), this print comes from one of Eizan's earliest series. The series title, 'Modern style cloth dye,' ('Tōsei zoku isen') is printed vertically descending at upper-right, within a yellow cartouche. To the left of the figures are the censor's seal, enclosed in a circle, the artist's signature, 'Eizan hitsu' ('drawn by Eizan') written vertically decending, and an unidentified publisher's mark.

Tags:
female; figures; pose; kimonos; headdresses; letters; fashion

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