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Maker(s):Hishikawa Ryukoku
Culture:Japanese (active 1801-1829)
Title:A Woman Dressing a Boy, from the series Bijin Awase [A Selection of Beautiful Women]
Date Made:c. 1805-1810
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 13 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 33.7 cm x 24.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ryukoku hitsu]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Bijin awase]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kiwame]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kawagen].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.351.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A beauty of the pleasure district is about to dress a small boy. Publisher is Kawachiya Genshichi (c. 1802-1819).

beauty; women; courtesans; figures; mothers; children

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