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Title

The coquettish woman

1802

Artist

Kitagawa Kitagawa Utamaro

Japan

1753? - 1806

  • Details

    Other Title
    Woman, Blossoming variety of [women's] speech styles: The coquettish woman
    Alternative title
    Sakiwake kotoba-no hana: adamono
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1802
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    37.3 x 25.8 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Utamaro hitsu [drawn by Utamaro]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1930
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    4368
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Kitagawa Kitagawa Utamaro

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Utamaro dominated 'ukiyo-e' of the 1790s. The master of the female psychological portrait, he captured every nuance of his subjects' sensual persona. One of Utamaro's innovations was the 'large head' print ('okubi-e'), where the focus was on the face and upper body, thus allowing the viewer to relate to the individuality of the person portrayed.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.249.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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