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This photograph depicts two women facing each other in the door way of an upper class apartment.
Helmut Newton (Australian)
16th Arrondissement, Paris
Gift of Gerald and Selma Lotenberg
A woman is hunched over, her right hand on her lower back, and her left hand holding onto the top of a spool. She wears a pale striped robe over a layer of purple floral and red with a black sash around her waist. The bright blue robe of another person off the print is visible at the right edge.<br /><br />
This is the left panel of a triptych (with 2008/2.10B and 2008/2.10C).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (Artist's signature); Meiji 31 nen 10 gatsu 15 nichi insatsu dōgatsu 20 nichi hakko<br /><br />
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Crossing Swords in the Pleasure Quarters: Nakamura Fukusuke IV (Nakamura Utaemon V) as a Maid
Gift of Stuart Katz
In the center, a woman holds a folded umbrella against a dark background.  She wears a brightly colored robe tied with a black sash.  In front of her, an arm appearing from off the print holds out an unsheathed sword.<br /><br />
This is the left panel of a triptych (with 2003/1.417.2 and 2003/1.417.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Tsubone Iwafuji: Nakamura Shiken; Meshitsukai [?] Hatsu: Onoe Baiko; Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (Artist's signature); Man, hanmoto, Nihonbashi Manson, Tōri Ichi (Publisher's seal); Watanabe Horiei (Carver's seal)<br /><br />
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Iruma Mansion Kabuki Picture Book: Onoe Baikō V (Onoe Kikugorō V) as Palace Maid Hatsu
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
This print has a number of cut out images put together to create the composition within the print. In the foreground, there is a female maid and a man in causal attire, who are tied at the waist with rope, and to their left is a girl dressed in heels and pearls, holding a baby and standing in front of a pram. In the background, there is a car filled with a band of musicians, playing music, and pasted on top of the front of the car is a woman in a flowy jumpsuit holding onto a large cresent moon.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (British (modern))
Hermaphroditic Children from Transvestite Parents
1965 – 1970
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Two women face forward, the one in front looking up at the one behind her. The woman in the front is dressed in layers of elegant robes in white, red, and purple with orange crests. The woman behind her wears several layers of different colors. Her outer robe is orange and yellow plaid. An elaborate purple robe with large flowers and Chinese characters hangs behind them on a gold and black frame. The background is bright red.<br /><br />
This is the right panel of a triptych (with 2003/1.417.1 and 2003/1.417.2).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (Artist's signature)<br /><br />
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Iruma Mansion Kabuki Picture Book: Bandō Hikosaburō V as Lady Onoe and Onoe Kikugorō V as Palace Maid Hatsu
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
In this print, a woman holds a branch with leaves.  She wears a purple and white robe and a black sash over several other colorful layers.  A colorful platform is visible on the right part of the print.<br />
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This is the left panel of a triptych (with 2011/2.191.2 and 2011/2.191.3).<br />
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Inscriptions: Nakai Otsuru; Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature); Yamaguchi Tōbei (Publisher's seal); Hama and Kinugasa (Censor's seals)
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Celebratory Soga for the New Year: Azuma Tōzō V as the Maid Otsuru
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi