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Maker(s):Kitagawa Utamaro I
Culture:Japanese (active 1800-1810)
Title:Kiseru o Motsu Onna [Woman Holding a Pipe], from the series Bijin Go Menso [Five Physiognomies of Beauties]
Date Made:ca. 1803-1804 (Kyowa 3-Bunkyu 1)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Housing: 24 in x 20 in; 61 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet/Image: 14 3/4 in x 10 1/8 in; 37.5 cm x 25.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Utamaro hitsu]; TITLE; recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Bijin Go Menso]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [crane in a circle]; INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.451.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Vertical portrait of a woman holding a pipe and looking to the left, dressed in elaborate pink , green, and faded purple kimono. Title set in mirror in upper right corner.

beauty; women; courtesans; figures; portraits

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