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Title

Kaomachi of Tama-ya

circa 1830

Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Courtesan Maomachi, Courtesan Kaomachi
    Alternative title
    Yatama nai Kaomachi (illeg.)
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    circa 1830
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Utagawa Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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