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Title

Kaomachi of Tama-ya

circa 1830


Artist

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Japan

1786 - 1865


About

This print is technically unusual in being printed only in tones of blue. Its subject Kaomachi was a famous courtesan of the teahouse called Tama-ya.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.255.


Details


Other Title

Courtesan Maomachi, Courtesan Kaomachi


Alternative title

Yatama nai Kaomachi (illeg.)


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

circa 1830


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Dimensions

37.5 x 26.7 cm


Signature & date

Signed l.r.corner, in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Gototei Kunisada ga [picture by Gototei Kunisada]". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1930


Location

Not on display


Accession number

4358


Artist information

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Works in the collection

49


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Gary Hickey, Beauty & desire in Edo period Japan, 'Pleasure Town', pg. 25-36, Parkes, 1998, 29 (colour illus.), 70. fig.no. 23

Verlie Just, Four Centuries of Ukiyo-e Prints, Brisbane, 1997. cat.no. 33

Jackie Menzies, The Floating World: Japan's world of transient pleasures, Sydney, 1994. cat.no. C22

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 255 (colour illus.).