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Maker(s):Kitagawa Utamaro I
Culture:Japanese (1753-1806)
Title:Tsuruya no Uchi Shinowara, Wakaba, Chieda
Date Made:ca. 1805
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Image: 14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in; 36.7 x 24.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Utamaro hitsu]; TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Tsuruya Uchi / Shinowara / Wakaba / Chieda]; SEAL: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Waka].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.443.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Vertical image of the courtesan Shinowara of the Tsuruya brothel with her attendants, who is showing a Fukusuke doll (monk-like). Publisher is Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindo).

beauty; women; courtesans; figures; portraits

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