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Maker(s):Yōshū Chikanobu; Fukuda Hatsujirō, publisher
Culture:Japanese (1838–1912); Japanese (active ca. 1894-1939)
Title:After the Bath, from the series 'Chiyoda, Inner Palace' ('Chiyoda no ō-oku')
Date Made:1895
Materials:polychrome woodblock
Place Made:Tokyo
Measurements:overall: 13 13/16 in x 9 1/4 in; 35.08375 cm x 23.495 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.171
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

textured paper; nishiki-e; Chiyoda Palace; ō-ban; triptych; bijinga

Label Text:
Unsigned middle panel of a triptych.This print comes from a series of imagined portraits of ladies in the inner palace of Chiyoda Castle. In this scene, the female figure, who has just emerged from the bath. The accompanying panels depict her ladies-in-waiting; in the rightmost panel (AC 2005.173) a woman turns a wheel of fans to dry her. Issued from 1894–1896 by Fukuda Hatsujirō, a publisher located in Nihonbashi, Edo, this series was later followed by a complementary series of triptychs of Chiyoda's outer precincts ('Chiyoda no on-omote') beginning in 1897.

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