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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III); Nishimuraya Yohachi, publisher
Culture:Japanese (1786–1864); Japanese (active ca. 1751–1860)
Title:Untitled [Ladies Washing Cloth in a River]
Date Made:ca. 1817–1825
Materials:woodblock print
Measurements:overall: 10 in x 15 1/8 in; 25.4 cm x 38.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.388
Credit Line:Gift of William Green

horizontal ōban format; yoko-e; bijinga; fūkeiga; nishiki-e

Label Text:
This print is signed at middle-right "Gototei Kunisada ga" ('drawn by Gototei Kunisada'). The name "Gototei" literally means "pavilion of the fifth ferry," a reference to Kunisada's family's boat business. At lower-middle is visible the circular kiwame seal of the censor, beneath which is the seal of publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi of the firm Eijudō: a "mitsu-tomoe" ('triple-comma') design beneath a single mountain peak.

Another impression of this print is held by the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (call no. FP 2 - JPD, no. 1630 (B size) [P&P]). That impression has been incorrectly attributed to Utagawa Toyokuni I, Kunisada's teacher.

bridges; clothing; girls; nishiki-e; rivers; trees; women

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